Fimber Bravo (Trindad / UK)
“Raw retro Afrobeat rhythms and futuristic fizz of electronics sounds makes him quite special.”
“The Trinidadian and his eclectic mix of musicians whips up some amazing vibes that seemed to transport the entire tent.”
“Yet another highlight, Fimber Bravo. The legendary steel drummer effortlessly blends world and electronic music....the show was a killer!”
“Trinidadian steel pan maestro Fimber Bravo whipped up an electronically enhanced storm.”
“Let's be honest, when Fimber says party, you really don't want to disagree! Steel drum supremo Fimber Bravo strikes out his own beat with a dirty, impossibly exciting mix of Caribbean melodies and electronic scuzz.”
“Fimber Bravo is exhilarating - an utter revelation!”
THE JOY COLLECTIVE
Hailing from Trinidad, Fimber Bravo is an influential exponent of steel pan in contemporary music and has been a key global figure of steel pan since the 1970’s. In recent years Bravo has performed with Morcheeba, Blur and Sun Ra Arkestra. His 2013 collaboration with Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) - CON-FUSION’- was released on Moshi Moshi records to critical acclaim.
Founding member of seminal Caribbean group United Artists, Fimber Bravo released his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘CON-FUSION’ on Moshi Moshi records in 2013 and is ready with his follow-up in mid-2017on Greco Roman (Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs/Joe Godard/Disclosure).
A renowned live performer with a joyous and powerful show that has impressed audiences including Carnegie Hall NY, Glastonbury and WOMAD UK. Having collaborated and toured with the likes of Morcheeba, Hot Chip and Blur, Bravo has firmly established himself as a pioneer in his field and pivotal as a cross over artist.
“It's very upbeat dance music but with lots of different rhythms and influences from around the world."
Alexis Taylor, Hot Chip
Fimber Bravo’s last album CON-FUSION (co-produced with Mikey Moonlight, Optimo and Hot Chip) won widespread acclaim and was selected as one of Rough Trade’s Albums of the Year.
His latest album, LUNAR TREDD, features chilled collaborations with the likes of Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor, Susumu Mukai and The Horror’s Tom Furse, plus fuzz electro workouts with top beat heads such as Joe Goddard from Two Bears.
Fimber Bravo – Vocals / Pan
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip) – Vocals / Keys
Leo Taylor (The Invisible) – Drums
Susumu Mukai (Floating Points) – Bass / Keys
Kadialy Kouyate – Kora
“Fimber Bravo blends steel pan with electronica ...engagingly laid back.”
UNCUT MAGAZINE *****
“This fantastic album really is so instant, yet so full of beguiling depths, that questions of how hip or connected, futurist or retro it is go out of the window. It is, in short, absolutely magic!”
THE ARTS DESK NTS Radio
“Really beautiful and optimistic music!”
"Veteran steel pan musician teams up with Hot Chip and delivers the freshest new sound of the year. The desire for innovation is all over Con-Fusion. Fans of Brian Eno and Krautrock will find much to admire here. Wonderful!”
JUDE ROGERS Q Magazine ****
“Fimber Bravo seems to have that sacred ingredient known as soul rippling through his playing.”
“Fantastic steel pan player, so refreshing to hear current producers who are not sucked into what is going on around them, and do not succumb to the temptation of letting the style-du-jour dictate the direction of their music.”
“Treat yourselves and enjoy. I've had this album on constantly and I can confirm it's nothing like you've ever heard and a real joy to listen to!!”
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