Emerging in 2001 with "Circle", a collaboration with Doseone of the oddball cLOUDDEAD collective, Boom Bip was an onomatopoeically perfect alias for the creator of glitchy, goofy-footed hip hop. Now, it's doubtful Bryan "Boom Bip" Hollon would describe what he does as hip hop in any way. Corymb (it's botanical) is a giddily gorgeous collection of remixes (Boards Of Canada, Four Tet and others) and new tracks.

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Boom Bip – Corymb

Emerging in 2001 with “Circle”, a collaboration with Doseone of the oddball cLOUDDEAD collective, Boom Bip was an onomatopoeically perfect alias for the creator of glitchy, goofy-footed hip hop. Now, it’s doubtful Bryan “Boom Bip” Hollon would describe what he does as hip hop in any way. Corymb (it’s botanical) is a giddily gorgeous collection of remixes (Boards Of Canada, Four Tet and others) and new tracks. It ranges widely in timbre and texture, but is sombre and reflective throughout, with the iridescent “Pulse All Over” suggesting early Verve gone post-rock and “First Walk” sounding like a Felt for the laptop generation. Occasionally, a typewriter chatters, horses whinny and xylophone notes fall like gentle rain. Ample cause to cheer on Boom Bip’s third solo LP, due this autumn.