Thursday, July 24, 2014

Recording: Man Forever & So Percussion

Artist: Man Forever & So Percussion

Song: Ryonen [Part II]

Recorded at Jam Factory, July 13, 2014.

Man Forever & So Percussion - Ryonen [Part II]

Full review to follow. So, this is the sort of thing I like: a concert that mixes weird electronics, composed "new music" and an avant-garde percussion group. This is stuff that too often gets siloed off and dished out to different crowds, so kudos to Burn Down the Capital's Tad Michalak for putting this one together. The headlining set combined the forces of NYC quartet So Percussion with Man Forever, the percussion project of John Colpitts aka Kid Millions. (And if that weren't enough drummers, locals Brandon Valvidia and Colin Fisher also pitched in as well.)

They performed both pieces off their recent collaborative album, with the title track (excerpted here) giving echos of Steve Reich while "The Clear Realization" was rooted a bit more in rockband dynamics. They weren't too far apart for all that, and both pulsed with vibrant, reinvigorating energy. Quite wonderful.

[Kid Millions will be back in town in his capacity as drummer for Oneida, playing Lee's Palace on August 1st with U.S. Girls opening. Mark your calendars!]

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