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Seven Arched Tongues
Technician

Contours  —  Technician

Rich, toast and evocative, but with enough space in the mix for individual instruments and elements to shine, Technician is a quietly impressive debut.

‘Technician' is a percussion led rhythmic exploration, spanning 6 tracks which take in down-tempo grooves to up-beat workouts, all held together by a smooth, lucid sonic palette and arresting, unorthodox live percussive elements.
Already an accomplished drummer and percussionist, Contours manages to combine driving rhythm, lush textures and hypnotic melodies to create a sound that feels very much at home as part of the Rhythm Section imprint, while simultaneously pushing it forward into new, undiscovered territory. One for the Heads, one for the Dancers, one for the warm up, one for the afterparty
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Technician
4:19
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Eyes Down
2:50
3
Back and Forth
3:25
4
Seven Arched Tongues
5:28
5
Blossom Towers
6:00
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GreenYellowBrown
4:46
Technician

Already an accomplished drummer and percussionist, Contours manages to combine driving rhythm, lush textures and hypnotic melodies to create a sound that feels very much at home as part of the Rhythm Section imprint…

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Growing up playing drums and percussion, Contours’ productions draw heavily upon this, incorporating sounds and rhythms from Africa and Latin America coupled with those more often heard spilling out of dark sweaty basement clubs.
Contours is the project of musician, producer and DJ Tom Burford. Born in Cumbria and based in Manchester, Contours’ sound explores the spaces, rhythms and textures that sit between House, Jazz, Afro-Beat, Electronica and Hip Hop. Having been exposed to an eclectic range of music from an early age, Contours DJ sets traverse a litany of sounds and influences. Growing up playing drums and percussion, Contours’ productions draw heavily upon this, incorporating sounds and rhythms from Africa and Latin America coupled with those more often heard spilling out of dark sweaty basement clubs. This fusion creates an infectious blend of the electronic and the organic, the live and the programmed. Samples, field recordings and live instrumentation all form part of Contours sound and approach, where building a groove is at the core of all his music. Contours sound has seen him find a home on London’s Rhythm Section imprint alongside the likes of Al Dobson Jr, Henry Wu and Choas in the CBD. As well as his own productions, Contours featured as the drummer on longstanding jam partner Werkha’s debut album released on Tru-Thoughts records. Contours has already received support from Thris Tian, Crazy P, Tasker, Will Saul, Joris Voorn, Auntie Flo, Cottam and Luv Jam amongst others. As well as his own productions, Contours featured as the drummer on longstanding jam partner Werkha’s debut album released on Tru-Thoughts records. Contours has already received support from Thris Tian, Crazy P, Tasker, Will Saul, Joris Voorn, Auntie Flo, Cottam and Luv Jam amongst others.
Published Wed 20 Apr