setting drum levels can equal music! February 21, 2011
Written by syncopatico
Ah, the glory days of late-1960ís/early-1970ís English prog-rock drumming (and drumming in general)! Back from a time when young adventurous drummers were influenced by jazz and possessed some swing and finesse to their playing. Unlike more recent years when young drummers are more influenced by sheer technique (hand/foot speed to the detriment of an overall musicality) and rigid time-keeping (the results of the prevalence of the click-track, unwavering 4/4 dance music and Pro Tools uniformity). Here you can hear Michael Gilesí excellent drumming skills (impressive double bass drum work!?) but at the same time his deft ride cymbal sticking and crisp snare accenting maintains a flowing feel--something which so many of todayís heavy-handed, pounding drummers noticeably lack!
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|Still Flattened the morning After Sun., Sep 21, 2014|
Posted by: marussell
Recovering from King Crimson last night. Stunning show. Best Iíve seen these guys do in over 35 years. I seem to remember Robert Fripp once saying that the 1970s Crims were Read more
|Coda Marine Twice ! Thu., Sep 18, 2014|
Posted by: pinkmilk
Pure Dynamite .
They are still one of the best incarnation of the King .
|Opening Night - Albany Wed., Sep 17, 2014|
Posted by: eporter66
First of all, Thank You for coming to Albany! A great performance, I was engaged the entire evening, eyes and ears focused on the band and music. One of the best moments was the initial encore where Read more
|interesting sound Tue., Sep 16, 2014|
Posted by: Hubert
Iíve always wondered: what instrument is creating that waaaaw sound at the end of the first line? I used to think it was the large metal plate behind Bill Brufordís drumkit, but now Iím not so Read more
|Kimmel center Mon., Sep 15, 2014|
Posted by: oaklandraiders
Saw the concert at Phila. Kimmel on the 12th. of Sept. -Mind blowing-one of the best concerts ever, and I have been to a lot of shows over the Read more
|Great!!! Sun., Sep 14, 2014|
Posted by: hawling
Probably something that will annoy the young íuns who probably donít even realise this could be annoying or a poor way to appreciate a show.
At least in the old days tapers had to be discrete and there may have been Read more
|I Agree Sat., Sep 13, 2014|
Posted by: RonToon
Was happy to read that there wasnít a report of one cell phone being used during the Albany shows. Bravo Albany. Letís hope the other cities, including hometown Chicago, extend the same Read more
|Great Fri., Sep 12, 2014|
Posted by: Luminol
I was so happy to hear this the first night of the tour in Albany. Its about time someone said this. The cell phone generation has ruined more than a few shows for Read more
|clapping Tue., Sep 9, 2014|
Posted by: jedzxor
Iíd like to hear a version with just the drums and without all that infernal clapping. ruined the sing for me.
|like watching Picasso paint Tue., Sep 9, 2014|
Posted by: kevcom2001
This was an unusual situation, to say the least. Antoneís is justly famous worldwide as "the Home of the Blues". ..they made a real departure on this night. It is my understanding that the show was hastily booked after 4 Read more
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