Monday, April 11, 2011

too drammers

we use two drummers in much of our music - it's always a tricky situation as it's easy for both overplay - thus we spend a lot of time experimenting with different combinations and contexts where having 8 limbs hitting things instead of 4 makes sense. density is a big talking point at rehearsals. it's easy for things to devolve into a spaceless rant of constant 16th notes.

it is very interesting to watch two drummers play together in a improvisatory context (and I don't mean guitar center drum battle 2010 or other wankery.)

here is an video of two drummers nasheet waits and eric mcpherson performing in a trio with abraham burton. I think it's a good example of how organic two drummers can play. Sure, it sounds dense at times, but density, just like volume, is something a drummer can control, and two drummers can do interesting things with that. rhythms can clash in ways that one drummer could not achieve.

(you can view all 6 parts of the full set on youtube where they play in a bunch of different contexts within the trio, this is just one segment).

Thursday, April 7, 2011

'''''''''everbody is now an Admin...

Embrace your Emotions - find your inner woo. it's like monsters in your pocket. or creatures in your head. pagan creatures. So, with hopes that this blog can join the ranks of the great many obsolescent blogs of the future, we are going to start detailing the creations of our musics here whenever we forget that words are actually useless.., also, i think we are going to go through with our plan to start releasing our back catalogue of recordings on BANDCAMP (@ .... these recordings are to be FREE ., check in with us in about a week for the first installment..,

how do you change the settings? how do you cut the grass?