Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Man Forever

Man Forever is an experimental, mostly-drumming project from John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions from Oneida), whose third album Pansophical Cataract came out last month on Thrill Jockey. It is not, I think, for everyone -- you have to really like drums, for one thing -- but it is pretty visceral. My friend Bill Meyer, who is much smarter about improv than I am, said, "There's more to Man Forever than manic bashing. There’s a science to these sounds. The drum skins are tuned to ensure the presence of certain frequencies, so that tones dance and weave between the beats." Read more here.

I'm thinking about going to see Man Forever at the Flywheel next month, but I'm not sure I can get anyone to go with me.

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