Bambara | Shadow on Everything
Bambara | Shadow on Everything

Bambara | Shadow on Everything


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*shrink has peeled off top left corner of the sleeve. now stored in a protective sleeve. this is unopened and unplayed.*

On white vinyl.

Released in 2018 to widespread critical acclaim, Bambara’s
‘Shadow On Everything’ represented a decisive step forward for
twin brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh - frontman and drummer,
respectively - and their childhood friend, bassist William

While prior to its release they had always been adept students
of noise rock and post-punk, mining the work of bands like
Swans and The Birthday Party to construct what NPR called
“beautifully dynamic nightmares,” on ‘Shadow On Everything’
they boldly redefined their sound to create an album that
clearly transcended their early influences and dramatically
quickened the pace of their ascent from the underground.
Consistent with their frenetic live set, the musical centre of
‘Shadow On Everything’ is Bambara’s impossibly tight rhythm
section, with Blaze’s manic drumming and William’s rock-steady
basslines serving as the perfect canvas for Reid’s wild guitar
squalls and howled vocals. But the album’s recording marked
the first time that Reid’s voice was pushed to the front of the
mix, highlighting the damaged characters and seedy locales
that lighting interact and overlap throughout its 12 songs. A
stridently experimental record, ‘Shadow On Everything’ features
everything from violin to saxophone arrangements and is
meticulously interspersed with outré ambient noise loops
distilled down from hours of manipulated vocal collages. 

Just two years after its release ‘Shadow On Everything’ may
seem like it was the logical next step for a band with
experimental and punk origins that would go on to construct
the intricate compositions displayed by its follow up ‘Stray’. In
fact, ‘Shadow On Everything’ memorializes Bambara putting
everything on the line because they knew they could be more
than what anyone may have seen in them up to that point in

Available to independent retailers on ‘Sunbleached’ white vinyl.

“The best thing I heard last year was easily Bambara and their
album ‘Shadow On Everything’” - Steve Lemacq
1. Dark Circles
2. Doe-Eyed Girl
3. José Tries To Leave
4. Night’s Changing
5. Monument
6. The Door Between Her Teeth
7. Human Hair
8. Steel Dust Ocean
9. Sunbleached Skulls
10. Wild Fires
11. Backyard
12. Back Home