Bluba Lu are quite an interesting case of the Bulgarian scene – the duo exist since the mid-90’s and they have done their best to confuse the audience as much as possible. Creatively, of course – they’ve done ambient, jazz, trip-hop-flavoured records, sound design projects, soundtracks, ambitious stage designs and double LP’s. On Atomi they open a new page: it’s their first with lyrics on Bulgarian and instead of array of guest singers, the vocals are handled by bandmember Dimiter Paskalev. The production is also much more intimate and minimal.
If you want to delve into their more experimental phrase, it’s hugely recommended to try their 2007 album, World Melancholy, featuring Andronia Popova of Nasekomix and Help Me Jones, as well as Quadrotopia, featuring Eddie Stevens, a longtime Roisin Murphy collaborator and mixed by Andy Jackson, who has worked with Pink Floyd.
♪♫ Listen to: “Atomi” + album stream
Bluba Lu on Facebook, Bandcamp.