- wReck thiS meSS ~ Radio Patapoe 97.2 ~ Amsterdam
Ethno-Illogical Psycho-Radiographies: no. 283: Drums & Trommels
streaming via internet:
14 February 2005 / 17-19.00
"He who cannot dance will say: 'The drum is bad'"
o African Proverb quotes
"Often the losing of a battle leads to the winning of progress. Less
glory but greater liberty:
the drum is silent and the voice of reason can be heard."
o Victor Hugo
Timbuktu Express > African Head Charge 
The Drum is Everything > Carmel 
You Drummers Listen Good > Keith LeBlanc 
Djuba > Jobelou & other Percussionists 
Some Bizarre > African Head Charge 
Socialist > PiL 
"The noisiest drum has nothing in it but air"
Congo > Jobelou & other Percussionists 
Old Beat Master Mix > Keith LeBlanc 
Hammering > Chris Brown 
Xin > Fat Marley 
My Bongo > Brad Dutz And John Holmes 
Cremation Procession (Bali) > Chris Brown 
Hole Version > Minimal Compact 
Chaine A Chaine > Gaudi 
Talking Drum (Berkeley) > Chris Brown 
Drumming > Mantronik vs Steve Reich 
Me And Some Drums > Shelly Manne 
Tribute To Elvin > Brad Dutz And John Holmes 
"He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself
without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives
light without darkening me."
o Thomas Jefferson, on sampling
Duty Blues (Blues For Kawa) > Lew Soloff w/ Elvin Jones 
Mariwo Chant > Chris Brown vs Cubans 
Used to Live in Chicago WTM ID > B/art
Invention #3 > Chris Brown 
Derdeba > Phil Von & the Gnawa musicians of Fes 
Rumba Kata > Chris Brown 
"For the more there are who say 'Ours,'-not 'Mine'- by that much is
each richer ."
o Dante on the joys of sharing music files
Décollage > The Honeymoon Killers 
Success > DJ Hype 
Talking Drum (Groningen) > Chris Brown 
Zone VI > Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors 
When It's War > People In Control 
Off Duty Outro > B/art 0:45
"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm
frightened of the old ones."
o John Cage (1912 - 1992)
 "Great Vintage: vol. 2" on On-U <www.onusound.co.uk>. One of the
most important multi-purpose meta-dub and percussion ensembles of the
past 20 years.
 "The Drum is Everything" on Phonogram vinyl. Versatile and
still-dynamic-sounding Wonder Bread soul. The more you look/listen to
that late 70s-early 80s period the more vital it sounds.
 "Stop the Confusion (Global Interference)" on Echo Beach
<www.echobeach.de>. On the new rerelease of KLB, with liner notes by
yrs [un]truly, KLB again shows why he was a percussion paradigm
shattering guy behind the skins throughout the 80s.
 "Voodoo Trance Music: Ritual Drums of Haiti" on Lyrichord. Liner
notes: "Drums are among the central symbols of Haitian
voodoo,,,attempts to suppress voodoo often begin with the banning of
drumming. Drumming through a combination of rhythms played [on] iron
bell, sticks, middle and master drum, the musicians are able to bring
on possession trance This is often achieved by the master drummer's
manipulation of rhythm and meter, including powerful rhythmic
disruptions known as casses."
 "Second Edition" on Island vinyl, 1979. One of the great
percussion driven paradigm-shattering discs of the post-punk era.
Martin Atkins on drums and Jah Wobble on bass.
 "Talking Drum" on Pogus <www.pogus.com> "Binaural motion
recordings composed as a dialogue of distances. Live recordings of
music for electronic network music ensemble juxtaposed with location
recordings of traditional music and environmental soundscapes made in
Bali, the Philippines, Turkey, Europe, Cuba and America 1991-99."
Incredibly interesting record that sounds warmer and more
organic/dynamic than the press release description.
 " World 2004" on <www.wrasserecords.com>. Non-patronizing world
music not afraid to be non-pure and folksy. Good antidote to the easy
listening of some Putumayo collections.
 "My Bongo" on pf Mentum <www.pfmentum.com>. Clever and agile
percussion that seems to sample every style and hits just about
everything that might offer percussive possibilities. This one
continues to grow on me
 "Crammed Global Soundclash 1980-89: Part One - World Fusion" on
Crammed <crammed@...>. amazingly prescient and adventurous
label presents a dj-segue-style mix of some of their great shorter
 "Bass, Sweat & Tears" on Interchill <www.interchill.com>. Sent
to me by WTM-Paris. Very nice welding of dub, ethno-ambiences and
so-called nu-beat, which was "inspired by native cultures [in]
Burkina Faso, Iran, Pakistan, N. India, Papua New Guinea, the Amazon,
Italy & Spain."
 on Nonesuch. Hifalutin failure with some stand out trax.
Includes Coldcut, Howie B., andrea Parker, Tranquility Bass,
Mantronik, D*Note, DJ Spooky & Ken Is
 "2-3-4 " on Impulse/GRP. Great dynamic and supple drummer who
lived by the maxim "Learn your instrument and then forget about
 "But Beautiful" on Evidence. LS has played with Blood Sweat &
Tears & with Gil Evans. With solo drumming by Elvin Jones.
 "L'autre Nuit" on Lytch <www.multimania.com/prikos> Dynamic
collaboration of Phil Von of Von Magnet who brings his industrial
flamenco to Morocco. Very very nice.
 "1973-Recon" is a truly revealing title as DJ Hype plunders old
beats to some unusual and uneasy swoozy effect. Like a chopshop where
you go in with a Ford Pinto and come out with a vintage Citroen DS.
 "Totem" on Raven. It has a muted, gauzy new age feel but somehow
the dynamic percussion makes you forget all that.
---> * Check out "Give the Drummer Some" on WFMU <www.wfmu.com> both
live and archived.
---> * PTP back in the ether "soon": 88.3 FM
---> * new home of Amsterdam's Radio Vrije Keyser: 89.6 FM
---> * Radio Tonka, The Hague's 10-year-old free radio station
---> * Radio Wanklank 90.9 FM, free radio in Wageningen <www.wanklank.nl>
---> * And in auto-pilot rotation [1 week] during non-DJ hours a WTM
drum mix including: Chris Brown, Fat Marley, Brad Dutz and John
Holmes, Minimal Compact, Gaudi, Mantronik vs Steve Reich, Shelly
Manne, Lew Soloff w/ Elvin Jones, Phil Von & the Gnawa musicians of
Fes, The Honeymoon Killers, DJ Hype, Gabrielle Roth & The Mirrors,
People In Control
o I remember riding back on the subway to Queens [one stop short of
hell] during rush hour from my Manhattan job as foot messenger
1978-81 and seeing that great street drummer with shoe polish shiny
hair who has a cameo in "Taxi Driver". There he'd be serenading or
annoying the suits and drones with his hyper-kinetic drumming,
drumming on subway car glass, metal, floor, ceiling, lighting, on his
own body, totally absorbed when he would suddenly stop and call out
"Buddy Rich". More drumming and "Gene Krupa."
o I find my body has some affinity for drumming, I have been drumming
aimlessly, nervously, unconsciously for years and years but
eventually whatever beat I have started with turns into a syncopated
and quite odd beat. It is only in the last few years that the source
of this beat has become clear: it is my father, something he used to
tap out on hard surfaces. And so it is an odd vestige - learned or
genetic - a kind of percussive watermark that I am tagged with
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