A one-man show lead by Portland percussionist David âPapiâ Fimbres, the project is an experimentation in sound that has lead to some refreshingly inventive results. One such result is âGlacial Palms,â the opener to Fimbresâ 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 trackâs 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 canât remember the last time I heard something that sounded so distant, yet so gripping at the same time. Itâs exotic flute music with an electric twist. Itâs tropic bass mixed with Spanish jazz percussion. Whatever it is, itâs good.