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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jon Mueller - The Whole

Extremely talented percussionist who has worked with acts such as Volcano Choir, Bon Iver, Pele and Collections of Colonies of Bees. He's also an incredibly prolific solo performer. His early work consisted of percussive improvisations around a very loose framework and accompanied by his voice. He had started to deviate from this method of creation before this release, his music born less of improvisation and more of structured, minimalist composition.
In this release Mueller layers different vocal tracks upon one another and includes the sound of a dulcimer and cymbals on top of his drums: a snare and set of toms. His sense of rhythm is extremely impressive and the atmosphere he creates with this meager array of instruments amazes. Not to be missed.

The Whole

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