Watch the new video for Laurence Pike’s ‘Drum Chant’

We had already heard and loved ‘Drum Chant’, the lead single from Laurence Pike´s much anticipated upcoming album Holy Spring. Now the inventive percussionist and composer has unveiled a fascinating video to accompany the track, directed by Clemens Habicht. “Clemens has physically tracked the ends of my drum mallets while I perform to create what you might describe as visual music,” explained Laurence. “For me it’s in the finest tradition of the experimental films of artists such as Norman McClaren or Len Lye.”

Clemens had this to say about it:

”Watching Laurence perform I found myself focusing on the round white mallet ends as if they were objects all of their own, separated from their sticks they became bouncing balls feverishly racing over the drums in a frenzy made all the more astonishing by their impossible precision at such speed.”

Watch the video for ‘Drum Chant’ now.

Holy Spring is out on May 17th through The Leaf Label.

Laurence Pike set to release second solo album in May

Relentless and inventive drummer and composer Laurence Pike has dazzled us time and again for over a decade now, with numerous other projects and collaborations within the realms of electronic, jazz and post-rock. Last year saw him release his celestial debut solo album, Distant Early Warning, and the good news is a follow-up has been announced. Entitled Holy Spring, Pike´s new record arrives on May 17th through The Leaf Label.
Improvisation has been a major element of his music, and it is the heart of the creative process on the upcoming record. “The aim for my solo work,” he says, “has been to use technology to expand the sonic potential of the drum kit, without ever limiting the capacity for human expression.” He adds: “The music simply playing itself, achieving what I now understand to be, and can only describe as ‘freedom’.”

Pike has let loose the album’s first single,’ ‘Drum Chant’ , and if that is anything to go by, we just can’t wait for May to come.

Laurence Pike shares new live video for ‘Distant Early Warning’

Inventive drummer and composer Laurence Pike is a busy guy. This year alone he released and toured his highly awaited celestial debut solo album, Distant Early Warning, and there’s an exciting new record from his band Szun Waves on the way.

Pike is back on the road this month, performing solo and also with Szun Waves. If you haven’t experienced his phenomenal drumming talents, just take a look at what you’re missing out on in his new live video for the title track ‘Distant Early Warning’, recorded at Sydney’s Golden Age Cinema.

Catch Laurence Pike live at The Shacklewell Arms on August 22nd, and what’s more, it’s free.

Distant Early Warning is out now on The Leaf Label.