Percussion enthusiasts rejoice! The bestest and fastest drummer this side of the Milky Way brings you Man Forever! Two tracks titled “Man Forever” on a record called Man Forever, BY Man Forever! Can you dig it?
Now that we know what the record is called, I’ll tell you the who/what/where/why’s of Oneida drummer Kid Millions’ solo jam. Recorded over a weekend at the Ocropolis in Brooklyn after seeing the Fireworks Ensemble’s performance of “Metal Machine Music,” Kid wanted to “do something with acoustic drums inspired by the ‘noise’ of electronic instruments”. The label St. Ives had previously approached Kid on cutting a solo record for them, and this gave him the opportunity to perform outside of Oneida.
Immediately upon the start of the record the pummeling begins. Beats like these will pound you into submission, hailing on you like a angry gargantuan! The incorporation of Sightings bassist Richard Hoffman produce a distorted reverb of unearthly proportions, complimenting the whirlwind pounding that is Kid Millions’ style. Drums are everywhere, creating a thick wall of sound that is impossible to break through. I don’t think the fiercest of tribes in the deepest of Africa can even handle a sound like this!
Man Forever is for those who like their drums loud and fast, and not for the faint at heart. Clocking in at twenty and fifteen minutes on each track respectively, and at almost 180BPM, I’m summing this guy up to be the Energizer Bunny on speed!
Limited to 300 hand-printed copies on vinyl on the St. Ives label.
Check out Man Forever live this Friday at 8pm at Issue Project Room.
Review by Diana Kinscherf