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Image: 1588402 The theory of 'Dark Flow' suggests some structure beyond our visible universe - hinting at
myriad other worlds outside our limited "horizon". It’s a controversial idea that fascinates
Bombay Monkey, a band who like to create their own musical multiverse.
Their new album ‘Dark Flow’ is a heady mixture of disparate styles: electronic dub meets
Eighties synth pop with a slice of Exotica, wrapped in a cinematic production that’s infused
with quirky humour and a deceptive pop sensibility.
Founder members Guy Martin and Andy Organ started working together in 2003 but this is
their first release since 2008’s journey into cosmic dub ‘130 Astronauts' which featured cuts
from the legendary scratchmaster Mr Thing (an original 'Scratch Pervert').
Initially Bombay Monkey played largely instrumental music comprised of cut-ups and samples,
and toured a stunning audio-visual set, supporting Hexstatic and playing at several festivals
around the UK. They then upped the ante as their music developed into heavier, faster and
dancier tracks with vocals., when Andy began singing on the new recordings.
Dave Tonkinsmith joined the duo in 2012 and now both he and Andy share vocal duties - one
takes lead and the other sings back up, depending on whose voice best suits the music. The
pair chime perfectly throughout ‘Dark Flow’, with melodies that will go “whizzing round your
head like the hadron collider.”
The supercharged drum’n’bass of ‘Monkey See Monkey Do’ recalls the similarly simianobsessed
German technocrats Modeselektor while the slow, moody ‘King of the Jungle’ bears
a marked dubstep influence. There’s more obvious leanings towards pop too, from the playful
humour of ‘It’s Not My Dog’ to the sun-kissed ‘Istanbul Dub’, a gleeful deconstruction of the
1953 Jimmy Kennedy / Nat Simon swing classic.

1. Mindpower
2. My Delihla
3. Monkey See Monkey Do
4. It's not my Dog
5. Cat got your tongue?
6. King of the Jungle
7. Heartrush
8. Istanbul Dub
9. Love's An Illusion
10. The Girl from the Future
11. Feed Your Fire

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