Stromba / Tales From The Sitting Room
Album: Tales From The Sitting Room   Collection:General
Artist:Stromba   Added:Oct 2005
Label:Fatcat Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-11-27 Pull Date: 2006-01-29
Week Ending: Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4
Airplays: 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 25, 2010: Happy Hour
Giddy Up
4. Dec 12, 2005: Biff Bang Pow
Blue Skin
2. Jan 11, 2010: Happy Hour (Coverin' for PACC)
Giddy Up
5. Dec 09, 2005: Biff Bang Pow
Septic Skank
3. Jan 30, 2007: Happy Hour
Giddy Up
6. Dec 08, 2005: Trip Over Zero
Swamp Donkey

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-11-23
Stromba is actually the name of the duo (or maybe a colloective?). Instrumental Ambient/dub, with some leaning toward jazz and more avant-garde electronic music. A bit on the dark side. A debut LP for the British duo. Good stuff.
*1. A moody sax, sort of jewish/mid-eastern, and acoustic guitar opening. Jazzy/moody feeling.
2. Nice Dub.
3. Slow dark ambient.
*4. Long opening with a basic, searching, drum and ambient sounds, joined by a trumpet. Echoing female vox joining later with a mysterious guitar.
5. Cool and minimal ambient/dub.
*6. More energetic. Nice beats.
7. Begins estranged and dark, grows into friendlier beats. Electronics+ trumpet.
8. A bit faster with some African-like percussion and trumpets.
9. Slow, jazzy and trippy dub. Bass, congos and trumpet.
10. Dub. With classic Raggae horns, and with some human voice sampling.
*11. Himalaya bells of some sort. Hypnotizing.
12. Acoustic guitar and bass, with a violin joining later. Moody and Pastoral.

Track Listing
1. Camel Spit   7. Invisible Stink
2. Septic Skank   8. Giddy Up
3. Manphibian   9. Swings And Roundabouts
4. Blue Skin   10. Tickle Me Dub
5. Feed Her Procedure   11. Swamp Donkey
6. Perculator   12. Jewell