Blake Fleming is one hell of a prolific drummer, with a notorious involvement in bands like Laddio Bolocko, The Mars Volta, Dazzling Killmen and Electric Turn To Me.
Last week Fleming released digitally his debut solo album entitled Time’s Up, an explosive instrumental record composed of nothing else but drums and percussion.
Fleming explains how Time’s Up came about:
“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.”
Envisioning a vinyl release for his debut record, Fleming launched a kickstarter campaign to help fund his “percussion odyssey”. There are still a few days to go until the campaign’s deadline but his goal was reached two days after it launched. I’m getting that vinyl.
Here’s the electrifying ‘Street corner throwdown’, the second track from Time’s Up.