PRICE: $16.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Drumside/Dreamside
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
NA 5132CD NA 5132CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/25/2015

"Ambient Krautrock in line with Cluster, Popul Vuh, Tangerine Dream. Now-Again Records has enjoyed a long and creative partnership with Munich-based multi-instrumentalist JJ Whitefield, creative force behind the Poets of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Rodinia, his latest project, is quite different than anything that's come from his oeuvre to date, but follows in the line of the Poets of Rhythm's great Discern/Define, as it reaches back to Krautrock's experimental heyday but pushes its boundaries with a post-hip-hop approach. That's to say that everything you read in the header above is true, but the ambient sound Whitefield and his Rodinia collaborator -- saxophonist and keyboardist Johannes Schleiermacher -- reached for found itself morphing over the course of a year. What was originally recorded in a two-day studio lock-in, which found Whitefield and Schleiermacher hooking up 'all our vintage synths (Korg MS-20, Moog Prodigy, Roland Juno 60, Jen SX 1000, Korg Polysix), triggering everything with a vintage Korg rhythm box, absorbing some mind altering substances and jamming out,' was later turned into two, side-long suites, with over-dubbed reeds, drums and guitar, and self-made Moroccan field recordings introducing the project on its Drumside."