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Rodinia – Drumside/Dreamside

VINYL: LP with MP3 download card.
CD: 1 disc with a 6 page color booklet.

Listen to Rodinia “Drumside Pt. 1”

Video Trailer

Now-Again Records has enjoyed a long and creative partnership with Munich-based multi-instrumentalist JJ Whitefield, creative force behind the Poets of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns. Rodinia, his latest project, is quite different than anything that’s come from his oeuvre to date, but follows in the line of the Poets of Rhythm’s great Discern/Define, as it reaches back to Krautrock’s experimental heyday but pushes its boundaries with a post-hip-hop approach.

The ambient sound Whitefield and his Rodinia collaborator – saxophonist and keyboardist Johannes Schleiermacher – reached for found itself morphing over the course of a year. What was originally recorded in a two-day studio lock-in, which found Whitefield and Schleiermacher hooking up “all our vintage synths (Korg MS-20, Moog Prodigy, Roland Juno 60, Jen SX 1000, Korg Polysix), triggering everything with a vintage Korg rhythm box, absorbing some mind altering substances and jamming out,” was later turned into two, side-long suites, with over-dubbed reeds, drums and guitar, and self-made Moroccan field recordings introducing the project on its Drumside.

Original artwork by Jason Jagel (DOOM’s MM Food, Operation Doomsday).

01. Intro
Rodinia
2:10
02. Drumside Part II
Rodinia
6:33
03. Drumside Part III
Rodinia
4:49
04. Drumside Part IV
Rodinia
4:02
05. Dreamside Part I
Rodinia
8:30
06. Dreamside Part II
Rodinia
8:04
07. Outro
Rodinia
2:57