Operating somewhere east of Eden on the hazy peripherals of ‘dance’ music, BUNKR enslaves dust-coated synthesizers, dilapidated drum machines and rusted FX boxes to craft 4/4 tunes for its impatient overlords. Utilizing the familiar concepts and components of techno, electronica and ambient, BUNKR goes about its business sculpting a unique hybrid designed for headphones and discotheques alike.
BUNKR began life with the well-received ‘Cloud Chaser EP’, which was released early in 2017 courtesy of iconic Berlin-based label Love On The Rocks. Featuring remixes from Shan and Igor Tipura, tracks from the EP ended up on “best of” year end mixes from Beats in Space’s Tim Sweeney and Whitesquare. BUNKR now returns with two EPs on the VLSI Records label.
‘Outerstellar’ launches off EP2 with a lysergic house trip to a disco in the stars somewhere far, far away replete with wobbly synth lead and cosmic pads. ‘Fall Out’ is a tougher proposition as an urgent acid line propels the track towards the darker realms of vintage techno. And it’s down to ‘Beach Brew’ to provide some light dare we say Balearic melodic relief, gradually unfurling before the listener like a good book on a sun-kissed day. Rounding off the EP is a reflective remix of ‘Tears At Dawn’ from Echaskech, which slows the tempo and ups the lushness to quite beautiful effect.
- FALL OUT
- BEACH BREW
- TEARS AT DAWN (ECHASKECH REMIX)