A one-man show lead by Portland percussionist David “Papi” Fimbres, the project is an experimentation in sound that has lead to some refreshingly inventive results. One such result is “Glacial Palms,” the opener to Fimbres’ debut album under the P/U/C moniker. The track uses its light flute riffs and steel drums to transport the listener to some far off beach, away from all the harsh noises of the overpopulated world. Its unexpected synth line, although a change of pace from the organic layers of the other instruments, adds an electric current to the track’s otherwise smooth surface. As the song progresses, Fimbres slowly piles on more percussion and complex flute riffs, never allowing the track to become dull or repetitive.

I can’t remember the last time I heard something that sounded so distant, yet so gripping at the same time. It’s exotic flute music with an electric twist. It’s tropic bass mixed with Spanish jazz percussion. Whatever it is, it’s good.