MUELLER, JON - WHAT'S LOST IS SOMETHING IMPORTANT. WHAT'S FOUND IS SOMETHING NOT REVEALED (CD)


"After seven years in existence, Crouton is pleased to announce its first solo release from Jon Mueller. On the surface, it is two compositions for solo percussion, using pieces from a typical drum set. But one would likely not realize this by listening. Jon Mueller either spent the necessary time to teach his drums how to actually sustain something, or he found them lying in the same swamp as the Warner Bros. frog. In any case, he has coaxed a gorgeous CD out of them: complex textures of sustained snares, nocturnal bells, and asymmetrical rhythms arising as if from within the drums; all subtly ordered, sometimes melting from passage to passage, sometimes popping with tape-edit precision. The pieces have the gravity of fine drone work, but they are also injected with a dry wit and assembled with the mechanations of a puzzle master. There are no singing frogs on this disc, no merely novel moments. Mueller makes the most of his chorus, and the music resonates as something beyond the sum of its parts, however interesting those parts may be. Mueller has worked with PELE, ASMUS TIETCHENS, JASON KAHN, BHOB RAINEY, HAL RAMMEL, JACK WRIGHT, ACHIM WOLLSCHEID, STEVE NELSON-RANEY, and is a longtime member of COLLECTIONS OF COLONIES OF BEES. He has recorded for labels such as Auf Abwegen, Penumbra, Polyvinyl, RRRecords, Mode, Sixgunlover, Feverpitch, and Stasisfield. Performances occur regularly in the basement, as well as public venues around the world." (label info)
in stock | US| 2004| CROUTON MUSIC | 13.90


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