Swiss drummer Julian Sartorius and British electronics virtuoso Matthew Herbert combine for the first in a new series of ‘Album In A Day’ releases on the Accidental label.
Recorded on Nov 25th 2021 in London ‘Drum Solo’ exhibits Sartorius’ collection of drums, percussion and augmented objects as the sole sound source expertly woven into intoxicating rhythmical formations by Sartorius’ idiosyncratic yet precise multi-layered style whilst Herbert uses only Julian’s sounds to transform the patterns into deep sonic landscapes in real-time.
Recorded live in one day, with no overdubs or production trickery, ‘Drum Solo’ is an exploration into an introspective dialogue between two of Europe’s most compelling improvisers. The album was mixed by Dilip Harris (Sons of Kemet, King Krule) who was also only given a day to finish the technical delivery.
released April 1, 2022
Live Electronics: Matthew Herbert
Drums: Julian Sartorius
Edited by Hugh Jones
Recorded and mixed by Dilip Harris
Recorded at Snap Studios
Produced by Matthew Herbert
Mastered by Simon Davey at The Exchange
Artwork W4283 - Untitled by Marion Willis, 2018 courtesy of Untitled Gallery & Project Artworks
Original ink and paint pen on watercolour paper (300x300mm)
Design Charlie Newhouse
An instant classic! The moment I put this music into my headphones, I knew this was something special. After that, I just had to dig into Pharoah Sanders discogrpahy. Sanders was already a giant of Jazz. But this last release, 18 months before his death can just elevate his reputation even higher. Rest in peace Pharoah! Alex Deschênes