Bobina’s Same Difference takes inspiration from a spacious range of influences and styles – both pre-and-post millennial. The thirteen-tracker, due for release this 17th of June, beams with epic heavenly sonics accomplished with his vocal and co-production crew on board (Susana, Betsie Larkin, Ana Criado and Andrew Rayel among them).
Intergalactic and other-dimensional best describes Same Difference that starts off in sea of trance tranquillity with its first, and also, title track. Casting a knowing, timely glance in the direction of Isla Baleares, its subtly thrummed 70’s inspired guitar-ism twinned with its Med-trance wrap yield to a once-heard but never-forgotten drop. Throwing the album into hyper drive is track 7, ‘Sacramentum’ which finds Bobina studio-side with Moldova’s Andew Rayel. No doubt, Same Difference is the enraptured Ying to the harmonic Yang of Rocket Ride fan-fave ‘Lamento Sentimental’, its pianoforte symphonica, choral vocal midsection and ebullient conclusion set the album on fire.
The audio in track 3, ‘Quattro 372’, and track 4, ‘Miami Echoes’, orbits further around the electronic music sphere, building house, progressive house and sporadic electro elements into the album. Putting the ‘stellar’ in interstellar, track 12, ‘The Space Track’, feverishly grinds and distorts with stabbing tech keys, while Bobina’s runs the mod-wheel hard to secure its climactic chain reaction moment.
When asked about his new creation, Bobina said that his career has progressed with vocals becoming a more key ingredient. He went onto explain that in the studio the human voice is now every bit as inspiring as any synthesizer could be. And he reckons that on Same Difference they’ve been used as they never have been before.
Of his objectives in his fourth artist album Bobina claims that without it being a sequel in the name, that is very much the second chapter to his Rocket Ride. That it is a continuance that shares the same spirit and often the same styles, as well being about the continued pursuit of artistic freedom-of-movement. He concluded by saying that he sees this only as an ‘electronic music album’. “Plain, straight, and simply as that!”
It goes without saying that a big club moment is never far away on Bobina’s ‘Same Difference’. This might very well be his most accomplished album to date.
Pre-order Bobina Same Difference (forthcoming through Black Hole Recordings, June 17th) here.
01. Same Difference (8:10)
02. For Who I Am (with Ana Criado) (5:42)
03. Quattro 372 (4:06)
04. Miami Echoes (5:26)
05. Play Fire With Fire (with Susana) (4:45)
06. Diamond Hell (5:38)
07. Sacramentum (with Andrew Rayel) (5:31)
08. No Substitute For You (with Betsie Larkin) (5:17)
09. Basque The Dog (4:00)
10. Sober Duck (5:44)
11. Slow MMXIII (featuring Mariske Hekkenberg) (3:36)
12. The Space Track (3:15)
13. Lovin’ Lies (5:51)