Fumbata is mood-altering, bass-thumpin', poly-rythmic mayhem. Once described as Frank Zappa and James Brown doing German electro, Fumbata has an ever-changing, cinematic feel that lulls you in, and then slaps you in the face with growling sub-bass and frenetic, complicated rhythms. Impossible to pin down, Fumbata constantly jumps genres, from downtempo to drum n'bass to hip-hop to hardcore industrial - sometimes all in the same song!
Besides his unique musical tastes, Fumbata has another interesting quirk: as a staunch supporter of the open-source and copyfight movements, he doesn't believe in making money off his music. To that end, all Fumbata releases are Creative Commons licensed, and available to download in high-quality 192kbps MP3 format from www.fumbata.com.
Fumbata started as the the drummer, backup vocalist, and songwriter of the eponymous neo-soul band, coming up in the Atlanta underground. The band dissolved in 2001, but Fumbata kept the name. He had been experimenting with electronic music for years, but started writing in earnest then, and within a few months, had enough material to release the first Fumbata album; Alone.
With it's frenzied clicks, thumping processed drums, and the revolving growl of sub-bass, Alone set the standard for the trademark Fumbata sound. One punishing drum n' bass track from the album, Cold Winds Rise, was picked up as the theme song for the extreme sports channel's weekly Fusion TV, and is still in use today.
In 2006, Fumbata's long-awaited sophomore album came out, a 3-part monster called Get Up, Get Down, and Get It On. 3 albums, 42 tracks, comprising 4 years of unreleased material. It was more diverse: louder, softer, crazier, and altogether more experimental than the first.
And now the 3rd album: Vote Fumbata. It represents a new direction for Fumbata: most of the songs have vocals, and the messages that were only implicitly felt in the previous releases are now made explicit. Although it is still relentlessly genre-defying and experimental, there are also a few radio-friendly tracks in there, too.
Now more than ever, Fumbata is a unique voice in a sea of sound-alikes. So vote for change. Vote for peace. Vote for intelligent beats and pounding sub-bass dripping with warm Rhodes and B3 organ. Vote Fumbata for a better tomorrow.
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