Drumlesson Zwei

Drumlesson Zwei

by Christian Prommer


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Drumlesson Zwei

While Christian Prommer is as fascinated with Detroit techno as he was on DrumLesson, Vol. 1, he's allowed other aspects of his musical personality -- from influences to genres -- to infiltrate Zwei, the second chapter of his DrumLesson project. The content is more electro-acoustic this time out, with a more unusual approach than straight jazz interpretations of techno tracks. While he keeps his Detroit connection at the front of his attack here with covers of Carl Craig ("Sandstorms") and Aril Brikha ("Groove La Chord"), he also covers tunes by Jean Michel-Jarre ("Oxygene, Pt. IV") and Laurent Garnier ("Acid Eiffel"), and adds some originals to the mix. Prommer was more directly involved on this set as a player. He and Peter Kruder played everything here with other studio musicians lending a hand. Prommer's drumming is one of the more pronounced aspects of his own tracks in both parts of "Jaguar." There's more prog rock and bent, Conny Plank-inspired Krautrock influence in the execution of these cuts as well -- check the Rastakraut Pasta feel on "Groove La Chord" in the extra drum layers, as well as the Gregg Rolie-esque organ swells. "Jaguar, Pt. 2" is almost French prog in the way its dynamic angles and rhythmic patterns crosshatch with one another. One can hear the influence of Christian Vander's Magma at work. The cover of Richard Dorfmeister's "High Noon" is the most "jazzy" cut here, though it's undercut with a live, dubby bassline. "Sandcastles," by Dennis Ferrer, is wildly reworked and becomes an extension of the latter-day work by Can. Ultimately, this is a darker, more mysterious, and much more satisfying animal than Vol. 1. The diverse musics, textures, and dynamics at work here reveal not only Prommer's vast imagination and that his taste is exquisite, it reveals what a committed, deeply creative and disciplined musician he is, as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2010
Label: K7
UPC: 0730003725722
catalogNumber: 7257
Rank: 123503

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Christian Prommer   Primary Artist,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Shaker,fender rhodes,Sounds,Concert Toms,Mini Moog
Uwe Karpa   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Ernst Stroer   Percussion,Drums,Glockenspiel
Roberto Di Gioia   Organ,Piano,Mellotron,fender rhodes,Mini Moog
Christian Diener   Electric Bass
Matteo Scrimali   Drums,Shaker,Sounds

Technical Credits

Jean Michel Jarre   Composer
Laurent Garnier   Composer
Richard Dorfmeister   Composer
Roberto Di Gioia   Arranger
Peter Kruder   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Dennis Ferrer   Composer
Aril Brikha   Composer
Christian Prommer   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Art Direction,Concept
Klaus Dahmen   Artwork
Stefan Goldmann   Composer
Tom Peschel   Engineer
Juliana Stiefken   Artwork
Roland R. Rocha   Composer
Ludwig Heiss   Cover Art
Carl Daniel Craig   Composer
Harald Gebel   Composer
Gerald Foster Mitchell   Composer
Didier Alain Delesalle   Composer
Michael Anthony Banks   Composer

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