Jim Rider makes his debut on TRYBESof after a stellar 2020 with releases included on Kindisch, Akbal Music, Tale & Tone, When We Dip XYZ and HMWL plus the launch of his label, Signs.
Supported by the likes of Lee Burridge, Nick Warren, Gab Rhome, Facundo Mohrr, Newman and more, the title track ‘Popcorn & Politics’ could soundtrack a sci-fi journey to a dystopian future. It meanders through pulsating synths and various organic instrumentation while retaining a solid dance-floor groove.
‘Artemisa’ showcases Jim’s love of Latin music where Cuban keys meet a sturdy bassline and solid drums while plucks, pads, FX and marimbas dotted throughout add an air of mystery.
Continuing this global affair, ‘Forced Fun’ enjoys a Middle Eastern vibe with echoed keys and harps adding the flair and shuffling drums and percussion leading the groove before sweeping strings carry the listener across the desert.
‘Petrol Station Flowers’ (so-called as it was created on Valentine’s Day) is an off-kilter beauty with marimbas and rattling percussion throughout combined with an unusual time signature and heartbreak piano chords to create a playful addition to the EP.
The closer ‘Fools’ is a beach party of a track with hang drums leading the way and flutes, strings and an uplifting bassline to finish this stellar collection of music on a high and cements Jim Rider as one to watch for 2021.
Buy/Stream ‘Popcorn & Politics’ here.