Brooklyn-based post-punk trio Bambara has been honing its midnight-black noise into something more subtle and expansive ever since the release of their 2013 debut Dreamviolence. That process greatly accelerated with 2018’s Shadow On Everything, a huge stride forward for the band both lyrically and sonically.
One thing you won’t be able to avoid on Bambara’s latest album, Stray, is death. It’s everywhere and inescapable – however it won’t be the first thing that strikes you. Instead, it will be its pulverising soundscape; by turns, vast, atmospheric, cool, broiling and at times simply overwhelming.