MUELLER, JON - THE WHOLE (CD)


"Working in a plethora of bands for many years (including "Collections of Colonies of Bees" and "Volcano Choir" with Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver), Mueller has honed his sound to a distinct peak, and over the course of umpteen solo albums and collaborations has cemented his status as one of experimental music's most revered drummers. Following his epic works "Metals" and the expansive and surprisingly beautiful "Physical Changes", both for Table of the Elements, Mueller embarked on the heady process of creating a "defining" work. Intrigued by ideas of simplicity and acoustic sound, Mueller's research drew him to Shaker crafts and quilt making, both deceptively simple practices rooted in the transmission of ideas. Through a rolling, unamplified snare drum, booming low toms, hammered dulcimer and his own voice, Mueller creates a sound that is wholly original and totally beguiling. There are traces of folk traditions and lines drawn to the avant garde idiom but Mueller's sound is so singularly perfected it is hard to connect him to specific peers." (label info)
soon in stock - please pre-order | UK| 2010| TYPE | 14.90


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