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ARTIST
TITLE
Devi
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SQM 010LP SQM 010LP
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RELEASE DATE
7/30/2021

After several collaborative releases, German drummer Simon Popp is back on Squama with his second solo album Devi. While his phenomenal debut Laya (SQM 002LP, 2019) was a percussive take on ambient and third-stream minimalism, Devi features eight tracks of bold organic grooves, uplifting and hopeful in one moment, sinister and dark in the next. This dualism is reflective of the ups and downs in Simon's own life, making the album a brutally honest and deeply personal record. Over the past two years Popp has steadily refined his skills both as a player and an engineer: There are virtuoso drumming parts, revealing his passion for polyrhythm and complex structures and recording techniques such as heavy limiting, using gated reverb and pitch-shifting give the record a modern '90s vibe. Devi is a forceful statement of what contemporary drum music can sound like today. 180 gram vinyl; includes download code.