AMBIENTBLOG: Singles (2020 - 2022)
A stunning display of Banabila’s versatility, both as a solo artist and in collaboration with others. Apart from the opening and closing tracks, the other nine tracks are collaborations with a variety of artists: Alex Haas & Bill Laswell, Cengiz Arslanpay, Jeff Greinke, Ümlaut (Jeff Dungfelder), Robert Jarvis, Maarten Vos and Gareth Davis.
This list of artists itself guarantees a diverse musical offer. Singles (2020-2022) presents a versatility of styles, yet it is a coherent collection because of Banabila’s skillful direction. Whatever direction the music takes, listeners that are familiar with his work will immediately recognize it as ‘Banabila’. It’s not easy to describe what this exactly is – I guess that’s what we can call the hand of the master.
I guess it’s safe to say that Singles (2020-2022) is a mandatory addition for everyone interested in Banabila’s music. And it’s also a great introduction to his music for those that are not yet familiar with his work. But be warned: once opened up, there’s a giant collection of earlier work waiting to be explored! (Peter van Cooten)