Album Review: Drum Distillery by James Asher & Arthur Hull
One of the feelings that a music listener gets when he/she holds a CD that has something to do with the drums is a feeling of ‘energy’. There is a smile that one experiences in the mind because often the drums set your whole body in motion and movements that are often described as ‘dance’.
This album fulfills that promise. The beauty of good instrumental music lies in the effortlessness with which a listener picks it without any considerable application of the mind–the process just involves reception of sounds waves by the ears and the whole body is consumed by that intake.
Expectedly, this album has the capacity, variety, and the material to deliver that experience.
Artist Name: James Asher & Arthur Hull
Total Time: 63:33
James and Arthur are veterans of what they did on this album–yet, the new creation always brings new ideas, moods, and patterns. There is a new understanding, new level of mastery over mystery, and a seemingly better display of one’s talent.
The 13 tracks on the album will take the listener to a different zone–powerful, groovy and fluid. There is a lot of experimentation, testing, and collaborative mixtures–each track has its unique flavor and texture.
If you expected a simple album of various beats and different types of drums, prepare yourself to be treated with lot more. Various instruments have given an entirely different color to the album–the aroma of sounds is different and you can get a distinct sense of joy in each one of the songs.
Congratulations to James and Arthur for creating such a potpourri of rich musical dishes.
|As We Grow Forward||4:28|
|Giving Thanks (feat. Flip Giles)||5:09|
|Absorbing the Moment||4:26|