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Under Drum, my 12th Drum music Album, Dm 12, Another Large scale work and another Album, Like the last - ‘April awaken. Dm 11’ recorded largely out of studio, this location not lake shores and Canal sides, but the cool ambiance of a Village Church, and the last of the Drum Studio Studies, Underdrum itself, Rh 257.

Rh 212 Three Quarks for Mr Mark - a Slight misquote, as I knew it from the world of Particle Physics, from James Joyce - The Boss online Dictionary gives the following definition of the Word/phrase - “"Three quarks for Muster Mark!/Sure he hasn't got much of a bark/And sure any he has it's all beside the mark." This passage from James Joyce's Finnegan’s Wake, part of a scurrilous 13-line poem directed against King Mark, the cuckolded husband in the Tristan legend, has left its mark on modern physics. The poem and the accompanying prose are packed with names of birds and words suggestive of birds, and the poem is a squawk against the king that suggests the cawing of a crow. The word quark comes from the standard English verb quark, meaning "to caw, croak," Though Created with Drums at the Drum Studio the piece more properly belongs with my Electronic music, but to stretch the point, it is an electronically enabled Drum work, for Drums, so I think the Attribution as Drum music is safe enough.

Rh 257 Underdrum, the last true Drum Studio Study, as from then on, at Drum Studio I concentrated on large Scale multi part Works and Collections, exploratory still but with the greater focus of experience - a corner was turned with Underdrum, and the Album that bears it’s name.

Rh 278 - 281, Motion, offering, She is the one and Hammerjack, four live pieces given at St. Nicolas’ Church, Allestree, near my Home and Studios. I loved this churches acoustics and it foreshadowed my up coming Work in the even more amazing acoustic of the W Studio,

(-) Julian and Ella Drum - a summer with the Charming but disconcertingly unknowable, Ella Summers, dancer extraordinaire, and sometime drummer.


released July 22, 2013



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