Bicep’s newest single, ‘Sundial’ features a sample from the 1973 Bollywood film Raja Rani.
‘Sundial’ is the fourth and final single off Bicep’s forthcoming LP. The duo said that this latest single if one of the simplest track on their upcoming album. The single was born out of a faulty Jupiter 6 arp recording.Their trigger wasn’t functioning properly and the arp was skipping notes at random. A small section of this was taken when Andy was playing the arp live while they were trying to get to the bottom of why it wasn’t working well.
The track used as a sample is called ‘Jab Andhera Hota Hai’, sung by Asha Bhosle and Bhupinder Singh and written by Anand Bakshi and R.D. Burman.
The duo stated that, “In regards to the sampling, Indian music has always fascinated us since the blog days, discovering it was the possible birthplace of acid house via Charanjit Singh’s Synthesizing: Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat. Living in East London, Indian influence and music is everywhere, and over the past few years we’ve both become huge fans of Bollywood film scores, particularly the female soprano performances.”
The latest single ‘Sundial’ follows the previously released singles like ‘Atlas’, ‘Apricots’ and ‘Saku’. Their new album called Isles will be released January 22nd via Ninja Tune.
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