Well There You Go by Kevin Drumm
Bandcamp Link: Well There You Go
If it gets to be more than a month between Kevin Drumm bandcamp releases, I start to get antsy and think to myself, “Hope the guy is OK!”
Fortunately, this fine new, and well titled, album showed up just in the nick of time, before I called the Chicago Emergency Services!
A shorter release from Drumm, I was actually able to listen to this one completely before getting to work, a practice I am sure he disapproves of, what with the road noise and all, but I think he disapproves more of listening to his music on headphones while doing something else.
In any case, this IS an interesting release.
It starts with modulated shortwave static, moves to sound field work, transitions back to static, and again to sound fields, transitions to shortwave with what sounds like morse code, and finishes with a collaboration with a trumpeter named Greg Kelley.
It’s almost like a symphony!
My favorite section is probably the second, when what sounds like a very lonely prairie dog squeaks every so often during the rolling sound field interactions. Like a rodent accidentally caught up and alone on a massive space ark bound for another galaxy.
Can you tell I just read Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Aurora”?
In any case, if you are more curious about Kevin Drumm, bandcamp recently gave him a “lifetime achiement” feature:
Lifetime Achievement: The Diverse, Idiosyncratic Output of Kevin Drumm
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