Thursday, April 19, 2012

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

You ever get a record that makes you think, damn, I wish I was seeing this live?

Here's my Ed Schrader review, up today at Dusted.

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat
Jazz Mind

Ed Schrader’s Music Beat makes raw, minimalist post-punk out of feverish chants, a manic tom-tom and the occasional bass note. A veteran of Baltimore’s Wham City collective, he started out as a solo act, just him and a drum and mic, before adding Devlin Rice on bass in 2009. Even now, even on record, there’s a strong whiff of performance art to what Schrader does, the live spectacle implied in whomping, ritual rhythms and a shout-sung delivery that is as much poetry slam as punk rock.


Is it live or is it YouTube?

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