BEAT WEEK BONUS: DOUBLE UP

A bizarre avant garde drum composition named after, well, a vegetable. And not one of my favorite vegetables at that. It appears on Mills College’s label which often embraced experimental and avant garde work. From what I can figure out, the drummer recorded this smashing break and then looped it and then, he replayed them side by side but slightly out of speed-synch with each other so that gradually, as the song unfolds, the beats fall out of phase and begin to clash and create interesting sets of polyrhythms. Mind you – the original song goes on for over five minutes and believe me, it wears thin fast so I just included two minutes off it.

Just to show you that nothing this strange (or good) goes unnoticed – I know about the album because a prominent Bay Area producer (not hard to guess who) looped the drums for one of his compositions. Crazy.

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