We’re huge fans of John Colpitts aka Kid Millions, the genius Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer behind drum ensemble Man Forever, also one of the founding members and drummer of Oneida, amongst many other projects and collaborations. His latest release sees him collaborating with contemporary percussion ensemble So Percussion.
After performing together at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, they hit the studio to record Ryonen, a two-piece collaboration featuring ‘The Clear Realization’ and the title track.
As the press release puts it, “the two pieces on Ryonen are rhythmically seductive and instantly exciting while retaining the experimental legacy that Man Forever has cultivated over several albums and relentless touring”.
If you haven’t yet been seduced by Ryonen, here’s the stunning video that accompanies ‘The Clear Realization’, directed by Gabe DeLoach. Watch it now and grab the record via Thrill Jockey.