Man Forever With Sō Percussion – Ryonen. Label: Thrill Jockey – THRILL 364. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Other Versions (1 of 1) View All. Cat.
Man Forever is an exploratory percussion project helmed by John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions), one of New York’s most versitile and critically lauded collaborators and a founding member of Oneida. So far in 2014 he has recorded an album with Rick Moody and is performing with William Basinski at the Ecstatic Music Festival in March. Man Forever will tour the US and Europe performing Ryonen.
Man Forever-Oneida drummer Kid Millions-teams with So Percussion on this two-song, 30 minute collection. There’s clarity throughout, even when the drums overlap and the rhythms blur, as well as a precision that gives a sense of purpose to every move. Man Forever-Oneida drummer Kid Millions-teams with So Percussion on this two-song, 30 minute collection. The union of Man Forever and So Percussion is so natural, it could have been caused by gravity. Both acts seek new sounds and ideas via percussion, and both embrace devout repetition as a tool for finding unbeaten paths.
Exploratory percussion project, Man Forever release a new album. Louder Than War’s Paul Scott-Bates investigates. This is a brave and interesting album if ever I heard one. Two tracks, one per side, spanning thirty minutes in total. Man Forever, headed by Kid Millions (John Colpitts) whose work with other performers includes Spiritualized, Oneida and People Of The North, it is his collaboration with So Percussion that is particularly provoking. Billed as the premiere contemporary percussion ensemble in America, So Percussion joined Colpitts to record a startlingly original piece of both interesting quality and hidden power. Where the album comes into its own is when the instruments operate in a different time lapse to the main tempo, the end result is both powerful and innovative.
Thrill Jockey US. MAN Forever with SO Percussion.
So to begin, let’s put all the elements in the forefront. Ryonen is a collaborative effort between two highly respected entities: Man Forever, a New York based project that is spearheaded by percussionist John Colpitts (who also goes by the name Kid Millions) and So Percussion, an ensemble unit of percussionists out of Brooklyn. Ryonen is a work comprised of two pieces, The Clear Realization and the title track. Aided again by another airy vocal line, the track and album rides out into the mist with this expertly tensed display of percussion before seeing the listener off with an authoritative gong hit. For better or for worse, words can only do music of this nature so much justice.
Man Forever, So Percussion. Ryonen is the two-track, 30-minute-plus collaboration between Man Forever (aka John Colpicks aka Kid Millions of Oneida) and Brooklyn's globally renowned So Percussion collective. While each artist approaches rhythm from a distinct perspective, they intersect through attention to detail, synched repetition, and the practice of circular rhythm. So Percussion have worked with Steve Reich, Paul Lansky, and Evan Ziporyn, and are well known for their performances of John Cage's percussion works.
man forever ryonen (with so percussion).
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|THRILL 364||Man Forever With Sō Percussion*||Man Forever With Sō Percussion* - Ryonen (LP, Album)||Thrill Jockey||THRILL 364||US||2014|
|THRILL 364||Man Forever With Sõ Percussion||Man Forever With Sõ Percussion - Ryonen (CD, Album)||Thrill Jockey||THRILL 364||US||2014|