After a period of traversing the galaxy and capturing new tones from outer space Spoonbill has returned with a new set of aerodynamic tunes entitled ‘Airborne’. Designed to challenge gravity on dance floors across the globe, this 5 track EP kicks straight into warp speed with heavy weighted crunchy grooves that erupt from the speakers.
Airborne is a funk fuelled glitch laden collection of midtempo tracks to bounce and wobble to. Combining burly bass and beats with growling synths, twisted sound design and spliced samples, this dense sonic spectrum fuses together to form a megacraft to haul you to a new world.
One of the standout tracks Catfish blends the slender vintage of jazz clarinet with a contemporary aesthetic for sub-bass. Like a tornado funneled through a sampler and reconstructed into a chunky swinging groove, the tune still manages to gracefully pirouette
through the snarling vortex.
Spoonbill's previous three albums have been experimental sound art as much as they have been dance music. Although progressing the iconic spoon-bending wonkadelic signature, Airborne somewhat relaxes the tangential aesthetic. These tracks strike more continuous lumbering grooves that propel, whilst intricate production and melodic licks entertain the higher octaves to keep the body and mind moving in unison
Working under the Spoonbill moniker Melbourne based producer Jim Moynihan is a restless sonic author constantly defying genres and experimenting with the potential of the vast sonic canvas. He has carved a unique niche within contemporary electronic music, building a worldwide reputation for his idiosyncratic sound design and richly textured high production values.
2010 sees Spoonbill discover yet another sonic horizon delving into unknown territories and pushing the envelope of what’s been heard.