Pride, Mike / Drummer's Corpse
Album: Drummer's Corpse   Collection:General
Artist:Pride, Mike   Added:Jun 2013
Label:Aum Fidelity  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-02-14 Pull Date: 2014-04-18 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 2
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 02, 2015: Music Casserole
Drummer's Corpse
2. Feb 28, 2014: Shiney Mike filling in For Brother Brea's Breadcast Broadcast
Some Will Die Animals

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-03-01
Big noise and drums that Metal fans might want to try: The 33-minute title track is an extended cathartic blast.

The other track (26 minutes) is totally different: slow, dark, experimental, with overlapping spoken word.

1- Aggressive guitar drone with a battering of drummers accompanying it. The wall of sound is flecked with primitive shouts, the screech of scraped cymbals/gongs. The first few minutes are slow and ritualistic, with meaningful splashes of gongs, and then it gets relentless. Pride calls it "my 'Ascension,'" referring to the sprawling, noisy Coltrane classic.

The *corps* of drummers (get it?) includes some of the current big names in NYC jazz, including Ches Smith of Xiu Xiu. Check the inside cover for a diagram of who's where.

2- **FCC**: AVOID outside of safe harbor: An experimental/spoken word piece with overlapping voices -- and frequent F-bombs that are not possible to screen out.

Slow, small-group piece with dark, droning bass and thin, angular guitar, an avant-garde elegy for a drummer Gen Makino, who committed suicide. Prickly and pensive... it's not exactly heavy or gloomy, but there's definitely a solemn air to the crooked, slow, high-note guitar lines. These first 7 minutes make a good avant-garde piece to air.

After -19:00, four overlapping speakers start reciting text. It starts with a clear mention of "The United Vagina Association" ... and scattered *FCCs* follow throughout. Overall effect is of, well, voices in your head. They're reading the same text, so you hear certain phrases over and over.

There's a long break in the middle that goes back to the brooding small-group sound. Again, this would make a decent instrumental excerpt, but STOP before -6:10 if you're outside safe harbor.

Track Listing
1. Drummer's Corpse   2. Some Will Die Animals