Driftwood

by Simon Barker: drums

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Drumset improvisations
*shakuhachi overdub on "Jing Song" by Simon Barker

For more information about this music please visit: sbdriftwood.tumblr.com

Review from the Sydney Morning Herald:

A drumset is capable of so much more than is commonly extracted from it, even in jazz, its birthplace and, generally, the context of its most sophisticated use. Yet an album of solo drums remains hugely ambitious, more than 40 years after it was first attempted. Sydney’s Simon Barker succeeds brilliantly. The traditional Korean drumming in which he has immersed himself is the key. Add a beautifully recorded kit (expanded with assorted gongs) and Barker simply tells stories. He has the great storyteller’s unerring sense of dramatic ebb and flow, and of colouring the narrative.

Even his overdubbing of the shakuhachi on one piece is a perfectly timed contrast within the scope of the album. Enthralling.

John Shand (Sydney Morning Herald)

If you'd like to find out more about this music please contact me:
kimnara@optusnet.com.au

For CD store and more info visit www.kimnara.com.au

credits

released May 3, 2012

Recorded and mixed by David Nicholas
Studios 301, Sydney
Mastered by Paul Stefanidis at Viking Studios
Cover image: Cape Naturaliste, WA, by Gordon Undy
Special thanks: Paul Derricott, James Waples, Terepai Richmond
David Nicholas, Gordon Undy, Lyndell Undy, Fran Barker, Sho, Shino, Junko

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Simon Barker Sydney, Australia

I'm a drummer based in Sydney, Australia. As well as making these solo recordings I play with: bandoffivenames.bandcamp.com
showa44music.bandcamp.com
Please visit:
sbdriftwood.tumblr.com
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kimnara.com.au
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