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ARTIST
TITLE
Loop Current/Raft
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
BRG 010LP BRG 010LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/26/2011

"Mike Weis is no stranger to the American indie/experimental music scene. He's been the percussionist and drummer for the highly respected Chicago outfit Zelienople for the better part of the last decade, and has collaborated with such esteemed underground luminaries as Scott Tuma, The North Sea, Xela (John Twells), and Jasper TX. With so many feathers in his proverbial cap, it's hard to believe that this is Mike's first solo outing. Upon the very first listen to Loop Current/Raft it becomes clear that Mr. Weis is much more than just another hired gun. The compositions on Loop Current/Raft breathe a singular vision of percussion as centerpiece to a multilayered aural canvas. Mike's drums are shrouded in billowy clouds of ambient sound and muted synthetic drones. Tribal rhythms glean in and out of focus as sheets of bells, claves, bowed cymbals, and rattles dance over a hazy backdrop of manipulated field recordings, short wave radio samples, and found sounds. There is a subtle yet unmistakably eastern feel to the recordings. Mike's training in West African polyrhythmic drumming as well Korean Pungmul drumming coupled with his foundation of traditional western 'rock' percussion patterns--birth an almost neo-gothic gamelan style. This inspired approach produces a recording that is both compelling and mesmerizing." Limited edition of 250 for the world. Hand assembled, stamped and numbered.