LITTLE DRAGON - NABUMA RUBBERBAND
After nearly three years since the release of their universally acclaimed 2011 album Ritual Union, Little Dragon return with their fourth album, the futuristic sounding Nabuma Rubberband.
Klapp Klapp is the first in a two-part collaboration with the creative director Nabil (Frank Ocean, James Blake, Kanye West). Part one is directed by Taylor Cohen and features an enigmatic young zombie girl in a post-apocalyptic landscape at the start of her life / death.).
Musically inspired by the more experimental pockets of Prince's back catalogue, club culture and the vintage Janet Jackson slow jams Yukimi used to listen to wandering around Gothenburg during the unrelenting winter, Nabuma Rubberband has a different feel to previous Little Dragon albums.
“When you put some of Janet's really slow stuff on you feel like you're floating,” Yukimi explains. “That feeling really influenced me and maybe that's why there are quite a lot of slow jams on the record. In the past we've been a bit self-conscious about making slow jams after ‘Twice’. Then we wanted to make dance music which we did with Machine Dreams and then Ritual Union still had a dance vibe, but with this album it wasn't about that. The intention was about whatever we felt strongly about.”
2. Klapp Klapp
3. Pretty Girls
5. Cat Rider
8. Nabuma Rubberband
9. Only One
10. Killing Me
11. Pink Cloud
12. Let Go