- A pleasant and lush approach to electronic music from the drummer of Teleman.
- In Teleman, Hiro Ama provides a steady, motorik beat for his bandmates. On his debut solo EP, Uncertainty, he comes out from behind the drums, making house and hip-hop with a distinct, featherweight touch.
The way Ama uses found sound—with samples taken from his garden, as well as a heartbeat repurposed into a kick drum—recalls the work of the peak LA beat scene, and gentle numbers like "Anaesthetic" or "Warp" might have landed on Friends Of Friends back in the day. Elsewhere, Ama tries on house music with a light-on-its-feet gallop, like "Letter From Lahore."
Ama shines brightest on "Broken Satellite," where a bounding bassline is weighed down by a melancholic synth lead. "Broken Satellite" is the highlight of an EP whose approach to electronic music is gentle, warm and friendly, taking in different influences and weaving them into something intimate.
A2 Broken Satellite
B1 Letter From Lahore
B2 Fragments Of Ash