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Origin London, England
Genres Electronica, reggae, Techno, dance
Labels Infonet, Blanco y Negro, Foundation Sound Works, Music Man
Members Jamie Bissmire
John O'Connell
Lucien Thompson

Bandulu are a British electronic music and reggae group consisting of Jamie Bissmire, John O'Connell and Lucien Thompson.[1] The music often relies heavily on techno and dub elements. Releasing their first two albums on Creation Records sublabel Infonet, the group has also released albums on Blanco y Negro, Foundation Sound Works and Music Man Records. The group recorded three sessions for John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show.[2]

The trio have also recorded under the names Thunderground, New Adult, Sons of the Subway, and Space DJz.[1]

In his book Energy Flash, Simon Reynolds credited Bandulu as part of the "Texturology" subgenre, stating that "the best tracks on Bandulu's Guidance sounded like jazz-techno, as if Zawinul had somehow ended up band-leader of Tangerine Dream instead of Weather Report".[3]

Album discography[edit]

Album Format Label Year
Guidance 2×LP, CD Infonet 1993
Antimatters 2×LP, CD Infonet 1994
Black Mass 2×12" Foundation Sound Works 1996
Cornerstone 2×LP, CD Blanco y Negro 1996
Repercussions 2×12" Foundation Sound Works 1996
Bisness 2×12" Foundation Sound Works 1997
New Foundation CD Foundation Sound Works 1997
Redemption 2×LP, CD Music Man 2002

The CD and vinyl versions of Redemption contained mostly different tracks.


  1. ^ a b Cooper, Sean "Bandulu Biography", Allmusic, Macrovision Corporation
  2. ^ Bandulu at the BBC's Keeping It Peel site
  3. ^ Reynolds, Simon (1998) Energy Flash, Picador, ISBN 0-330-35056-0, p. 181.

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