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Hanyo van Oosterom has remixed every 'bamboo tape' that J. Derwort ever recorded. The product of his endeavour is 'Bamboo Music', a collection of two longform ambient pieces that are every bit as engaging as their originals. For fans of flute, outsider music, and bamboo. A moving tribute to an old friend.

Vinyl LP £15.49 AI-15

180g vinyl LP on Astral Industries, mastered by Noel Summerville. Includes booklet & original artwork by Theo Ellsworth.

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Bamboo Music by J.Derwort
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8/10 Ant Staff review, 08 August 2019

Astral Industries pay loving tribute to their friend Jacobus Derwort aka Bamboo Music and Chi/Chi Factory member, who sadly passed away earlier this year. He lives on through his music of course, and here we have two side-long pieces which from what I can gather have been created by Hanyo van Oosterom of Chi using source material from Derwot’s 1987 ‘Bamboo’ cassette and ‘Bamboo Music’ digital release from 2000. The results are sublime; the gorgeous bamboo flute recordings are enchanting and when layered with the exotic ambient sounds really transport us into what feels like a secret, sacred place, somewhere on earth but hidden in an unmapped terrain. It’s a beautiful earthy and mystical sound that effortlessly creates all sorts of tranquil and tropical images behind the eyelids. The avian calls and water-like electronics have us wandering in awe, camped in a psychedelic jungle, at one with nature, taking in ancient wisdom from indigenous people. 

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