There's something uniquely beautiful in what ダンケ Vibes creates through his contrast of sparse soundscapes and spotlight stealing solo instruments. While he has commonly walked the grounds of the vaporwave scene, this short collection of songs centering around the titular piano best exemplifies his mastery of atmosphere in relationship to his compositions.
Despite it's miniscule scope, Rhodes Boom Bap proves to be a catchy and memorable take on instrumental hip hop in an increasingly saturated playing field. While much of the music here at Vivarium Recordings is so often mechanically composed to ascend to heights unreached, there is a refreshing blend of spontaneity in each of these tracks. A powerful display of happiness.
Rhodes Boom Bap was written and recorded by ダンケ Vibes.
Recorded and mastered on the Ethereal Wave Plan during Summer of 2019.
Album art by ダンケ Vibes.