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Dave Storrs: Another Thing

Jim Santella By

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Dave Storrs: Another Thing What makes a percussion album so unique is its array of indefinite pitches and the variety of ways in which they’re used. Dave Storrs uses hand drums, gongs, marimba, tiny bells, hand chimes, tom toms, a snare drum, shakers, and more. Bringing the listener closer to Nature, his song creations leave impressions of wild antelope pitter-patter, raindrops on rooftops, wind-blown reeds, thumps on a hollow log, and native dance. The rhythms of Nature, after all, provide grist for the mill that inspires all forms of dance. Storrs ensures that we receive rhythmic directions from all over the world. At his web site , Storrs mentions that a performance by Sun Ra influenced his early direction in music. So, it appears that out-of-this-world sounds also enter the scene, through the limited use of synthesizers in one or two spots. Creative rhythmic ideas flow, one after another, with changes in texture. Mesmerizing in places, the session has much to offer. The tinkling of a triangle need not be limited in scope. Storrs gives the instrument visibility. For the most part, he uses hand drums to create the rhythms that roll easily over a fresh landscape. Recommended, Another Thing has a message that appeals to our natural instincts.


Track Listing: Another Thing; On the Malec

Personnel: Dave Storrs- percussion.

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Louie Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


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