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With 9 drummers, bass, and guitar, "Drummer's Corpse" was written following a devastating apartment fire which consumed nearly all of Pride's possessions, recordings, and compositions.

Pride, Mike
Drummer's Corpse

Pride, Mike: Drummer's Corpse (Aum Fidelity)
Label: Aum Fidelity    
Released in: USA    

"Drummer's Corpse was originally conceived and written in 2005, following a devastating apartment fire which consumed nearly all of Pride's possessions, recordings, and compositions. Further developed through a series of live performances and personnel adjustments, the piece was finally fully realized and studio-recorded in late 2012. Drummer's Corpse features an inter-generational seven-strong convention of some of the finest drummers currently active in the realm of adventurous music; organ drone & waves of electric guitar; and extreme vocal performance art by Pride and two additional members of this stunning assembly. Pride writes, "This piece has taken on many meanings to me. It is my Ascension. It is a scream against violence and war. A scream against greed and envy. A howl of strength, power and self reliance."

On the additional composition included here, "Some Will Die Animals", Pride writes, "this piece was written shortly after the great drummer, vocalist and personal friend of mine, Gen Makino took his own life, shockingly, stirring up an entire community of Tokyo & Osaka based noise and punk musicians. Gen was a singular, inspiring, powerful person - one of the most passionate musicians I have ever witnessed. The piece is composed of a serialized tone row for double bass and a graphic score for guitar, bass drums and tom-toms. The piece is interrupted twice by a news broadcast, read simultaneously by 2 men and 2 women, each with the text in different orders. The broadcast mashes through many things, including global sex-terrorism, suicide & scientific descriptions of imaginary future-animals." "-Aum Fidelity

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Product Information:

UPC: 642623307823

Label: Aum Fidelity
Catalog ID: AUM 078CD
Squidco Product Code: 17571

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2013
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded on August 1st and September 23rd, 2012 at The Bunker Studio by Aaron Nevezie.


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Marissa Perel-vocals, percussions

Fritz Welch-vocals, percussion

Chris Wlecome-guitar

Mike Pride-drums, organ, vocal, percussion, gongs, nose flute, bass drums, tom-toms, recitation

Eivind Opsvik-double bass

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Track Listing:

1. Drummer's Corpse 33:11

2. Some Will Die Animals 26:06

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