Hidden Shoal is excited to announce the release of Drive, the sixth album by German ambient-electronica artist Jumpel. The album is available via Bandcamp, Spotify and all good online stores.
All songs from Drive along with the rest of the Jumpel catalogue are available for licensing across film, tv, web, games and beyond. Check out our licensing page for more info and don’t hesitate to contact us to see how we can work together on your project.
On Drive, Jumpel invites the listener to accompany him on the journey he takes to his studio. The ride begins at Jo Dürbeck’s home (‘Get U Ready’), takes in small towns, fields and forest (‘Forest Section’), before ending in the middle of Cologne (‘Soaring Spires’). Each of the nine tracks paints a vivid sonic picture of one stage of the journey, as gently pulsing rhythms are counterbalanced by delicate melodic figures. Accessible and deeply evocative, Drive transfixes and transports the listener across its succinct half-hour of dub-inflected ambient pop.
“Qualitatively spacious, electronically dense, cinematically enthralling and calmly floating” – Igloo Magazine
The album’s gentle pattering of subtle rhythms is counterbalanced with delicate melodic figures which transfix/hypnotise as much as they transport.