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ARTIST
TITLE
Cymbalism
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
MOSZ 009CD MOSZ 009CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/10/2006

"Cymbals are probably the most complex part of a drum set. Not only do they serve as a rhythmic layer, they produce a whole range of frequencies and sounds, from noise to indicated melodies. Carefully treated they expose a nearly orchestral microcosm of their own. These qualities have served as prominent elements in structuring Cymbalism, the debut album by Berlin's Hanno Leichtmann under the moniker Forest Jackson. Combining his work as a drummer (i.e. with Jan Jelinek) and as an electronic musician (Static, Vulva String Quartett), Leichtmann comes up with a synthesis of both, the beat-driven track and the exploration of sound. The rhythmic framework, derived from real drums and generated percussions, serves as an accessible basis, which allows enough headroom for soundscapes, which easily could be references to filmscores or a ride through Berlin by night, accompanied by almost dark orchestral samples or dub-like motives. An invisible map of urban sceneries, drawn by strings and beats, guides the listener from the center of town to the suburbs and back. The logical finale seems to be the pushing 'cymbalism' remix by Rechenzentrum."