Sherpa The Tiger - Great Vowel Shift
Sherpa The Tiger are a brand-new band hailing from Lviv, Ukraine. With an arsenal of cheap, decrepit Soviet synthesisers, the four-piece combine a love of minimalist ambient music and the kosmische grooves that came pumping out of Eastern Europe in the 60s/70s. There’s two sides to Sherpa The Tiger, there’s the danceable groove-ridden cuts that channel the funkier repetitions of CAN's Future Days LP, held together and propelled by a jagged drumbeat that Jaki Liebezeit would surely be proud of. And then there’s the more stripped-back moments, which see cosmic, ambient deconstructions that could easily have found themselves on the score of some kind of 80s crime-thriller set against the neon-lit backdrop of Miami.