Simon Popp and Sebastian Wolfgruber aka Fazer Drums team up with Tunisian producer Azu Tiwaline for the second part of their hybrid Sound Measures series.
On the A side, the Munich-based duo’s pure and raw drumming gets more melodic than on the first edition. With interwoven, polyrhythmic grooves they explore the concept of counterpoint, drawing inspiration from Gamelan, Afro-Cuban and Swing. That’s material made in heaven for Azu Tiwaline. In her rework, she kept the focus on the drums, boiling down and rearranging the different parts into a 7-minute beast of a tune. Layers of her signature dubbed-out electronics add to the mystic aura, while maintaining the dynamics and musicality of the recordings.
Munich-based jazz quintet Fazer is Simon Popp and Sebastian Wolfgruber, two masterful drummers who distil world music, afro and jazz into their own unique sound. Here one of their cuts get reworked by shamanistic rhythm innovator Azu Tiwaline. 'Sound Measures (part VI-X)' is a n epic excursion into feathery drumming and jumbled percussion that is like tuning into the sound of the jungle itself. The rework is more mysterious, managing o sound like an ancient ritual as well as a future soundscape where sci-fi motifs mix with jazz drums. Stunning.