Bicep sample Bollywood film on new single, 'Sundial'

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  • The latest Bicep single features a sample from the 1973 Bollywood film Raja Rani. The UK duo say "Sundial," the fourth and final single from their forthcoming LP, "is probably one of the simplest tracks on the album. It grew from a faulty Jupiter 6 arp recording. Our trigger isn't working properly and the arp skips notes randomly. This was a small segment taken from a recording of Andy just playing the arp live while we were just trying to figure out what was going wrong." The track samples "Jab Andhera Hota Hai," which was recorded by Asha Bhosle & Bhupinder Singh and written by Anand Bakshi and R. D. Burman. Bicep add: "In regards to the sampling, Indian music has always fascinated us since the blog days, discovering it was the possible birthplace of acid house via Charanjit Singh's Synthesizing: Ten Ragas To A Disco Beat. Living in East London, Indian influence and music is everywhere, and over the past few years we've both become huge fans of Bollywood film scores, particularly the female soprano performances." "Sundial" follows previous singles "Atlas," "Apricots" and "Saku." The new album, Isles, is out January 22nd on Ninja Tune. Listen to "Sundial."
    Tracklist 01. Sundial Sundial is out now via Ninja Tune. Photo credit: Dan Medhurst