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Bola – “Fyuti” – [Skam]

Belladonna   5/8/2013   A Library, CD

Bola is Darrell Fitton who is considered to be one of the more ambiguous members of the IDM community. His first release was on Warp’s Artificial Intelligence II release.
Fitton loaned equipment to Autechre in their early days and his first noteworthy involvement with electronic music was as assistant on their debut album Incunabula.
“Fyuti” was released in 2002 on the Skam label. This is IDM at its best, a full and lush cinematic sound. This mesmerizes and intrigues with cool crunchy beats, waves of sounds and quirky electronic sampling. This is a nice warm snuggly down comforter of sound thats too comfy to leave.

Fitton was rumured to have left the music industry in November 2007 but this past January 2, 2013, Fitton addressed the rumors of his retirement, stating “I figure 5 years of relative inactivity is an adequate musical absence. New music will be produced and released this year.” I’m looking forward to future releases.
Bola 5

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