If you're familiar with Moby Dick (no, not the orca) this may appeal. Double Beards two drum tracks time shift in and out of phase and it really shits me, but I can't stop listening to it.
Favorite track: Street corner throwdown.
Time's Up is an all percussion based record. The idea was to make single length songs (3-4mins more or less) out of nothing but drum and percussion instruments, hopefully providing "hooks" not normally associated with such music. It's part Bboy percussion throwdown, This Heat homage, Hybrid African, Afro-beat and Myself.
The album was recorded using a two input Mbox and a Fostex cassette 4-track. The most expensive microphone used was the Audio-Technica Pro 37. Recorded in the basement of a 150 yr. old church in the Catskill Mountains.
released January 13, 2013
All songs written, performed, recorded, and produced by Blake Fleming. Skin and Stick Music (ASCAP)
Mixed by Andris Balins with Blake Fleming.
Additional recording by Andris Balins at Dryhill Studios, Oneonta, NY.
Cover photo (road sky) by John Bosch (groundcontrolstudio.com)
Cover photo (eye) by Blake Fleming
Cover design by Blake Fleming