The drumming wizard that is Booker Stardrum is back with a new album, three years on from the release of his phenomenal debut solo album, Dance And, which was one of our Picks of 2015. Entitled Temporary etc., the new record was engineered, produced and mixed by Deerhoof’s John Dieterich. Much in demand as a percussionist, Stardrum has recorded and performed with several other bands and projects, including Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Landlady, Lee Ranaldo, Weyes Blood, Nels Cline, Arian Shafiee, VaVatican, and many more. This multitude of experiences and influences has helped shaped his music and define the “wide range of techniques and ideas into his compositions, yielding a highly personal amalgamation of electro-acoustics, minimalism, ambient, jazz, and contemporary experimental electronic music”, as the press release explains.
Temporary etc. is out this Friday 26th through NNA Tapes and if you don’t know why you need this record in your life, check out two album tracks below, ‘Drim Dram II’ and ‘Swimming’. ‘Drim Dram II’ is a sequel to the original piece from 2015’s Dance And and it comes with a video by Miranda Javid.