Sky Side Full of Echoes ,my 3rd Album, and no. 3 in my Series ‘Drum music’, Dm 3, is the first volume of my Collected Drum Studies, from my own new studio, the ‘Drum Studio.’ Having my own Studio, meant I didn’t have to fit into anyone’s schedule, I didn’t have to wait on anybody being free to let me rent their equipment, I was free to work at my own pace, and what a Pace I set. Recording and editing hour after hour, Day after day and digital recording meant an endless supply of tape. One thing about a studio is that you can do remarkable things with sound, like the Printers studio had been to me as an Artist - I was a printmaker with sound - and the collected Results I call The Drum Studio Studies. I began to introduce Electronics to drumming extending my possibilities enormously. My first realisation was Sky Side Full of Echoes, giving the title to the first Album / Collection of these studies. The title ‘Sky side Full of Echoes,’ is after the title of a work by a favourite Composer of mine, Robin Holloway’s ‘Sea surface Full of Clouds,’ itself after a poem by Wallace Stevens. A long hard Contemporary album, dedicated to the pursuit of technique and a ‘music of the Solo drum,’ Drum music, as I called this tranche of my Work, and my first seven albums, are indeed Dm 1 - 7.
released July 3, 2013
Julian Broadhurst - all insruments and electronics.
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