Stadium by Eli Keszler; Bandcamp Link: Stadium

Number 13 in the wire magazine (@thewiremagazine) Top 50 releases of 2018.

Eli Keszler is a percussionist, composer, and performer in Oneohtrix Point Never.

The percussion here, while mostly acoustic, is interesting in that the patterns have more in common with those which underlie electronic dance music than they do with “Jazz” or even “Rock” music drumming.

They are super fast and often quite repetitive.

The melodic component tends to be more bent than the percussion, composed of loops which are often processed. I heard a brass instrument, bells, and frequently keyboard washes.

There is an interesting contrast between long tones from the melodic component and the skittering, hyperactive percussion.

Somehow, it hypnotized me, and made me very sleepy. But, minimalism often does that to me.

So, if you’re looking for an interesting, modern, cure for insomnia, Stadium might be just the thing.

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