Vladimir Tarasov : drums, percussions
This record has been made possible by generous support of UAB “Garsu pasaulis”. NoBusiness Records NBCD 10, 2010, edition of 1000 cd’s. The CD contains an essay “Thinking of Khlebnikov” by Igor Romanenkov. This work is included in PDF file format. * All music by Vladimir Tarasov (LATGAA). * Recorded March 20th, 2009 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele in the context of MaerzMusik 2009 / Berliner Festspiele, Germany. * Sound Technician – Manfred Tiesler. * Mastered by Arūnas Zujus at MAMAstudios, Vilnius, Lithuania. * Design by Oskaras Anosovas. * Executive producer – Danas Mikailionis. * Co-producer – Valerij Anosov.
Tracklist : 1. Introduction
2. … having saddled a herd of sounds 3. … I’ll somehow hobble over the desolate time… 4. … bi-chiming dreams… 5. … where lived reedlings… 6. … pin, pin, pin! – rumbled zinzeever… 7. … winging golden script of thinnest veins… 8. … poles and poles, and poles… 9. … we are soundmen…
A solo dedication to a Russian Futurist poet Velimir Khlebnikov by the gross master of drums and percussion, Vladimir Tarasov. The CD contains an essay “Thinking of Khlebnikov” by Igor Romanenkov. This work is included in PDF file format.
One could wonder
whether the cultural capitals of the world have been moved to Cracow (Poland), Vilnius (Lithuania) and Lisbon (Portugal). Or let’s say that at least of some of the best and daring music nowadays is performed and released out of those cities. Again, the small labels surprise with the least likely of commercial successes: solo percussion albums.Well, not quite solo. The first is accompanied by text, the second is a percussion duet, but the lack of melodic instruments does not mean lack of musicality, as is demonstrated here.
Russian master drummer Vladimir Tarasov is possibly best known to jazz audiences from the Ganelin Trio, but he already has eleven solo percussion records in his name, and many compositions for larger orchestra too. In all, more than a hundred albums. This album is a reflection on a text on the Russion futurist Velimir Khlebnikov, which is joined on the CD as a pdf file. The text is in Russian. Tarasov’s playing is sparse, open, subtle, sometimes adding drama, but more often precise, cautious, gentle, barely disturbing silence, creating an organic harmony with a silent environment. No patterns, no repetition, just the infinite possibilities of sound, brought to such a level of abstraction that any sense of melodic evolution would be a vulgar disturbance of the purity he creates. Stef Gijssels
CD version (incl. shipment cost world-wide)