Music Review | posted 29.05.2020
Greg Fox
Contact
Rvng INtl, 2020
Text Tim Caspar Boehme
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Greatness through reduction. Greg Fox can do a lot on his instrument, the drums. On his album »The Gradual Progression«, for example, he has demonstrated this in fluid forms. A little bit of his metal socialization was also to be heard there. Also on »Contact« he doesn’t hold back with demonstrations of rhythmic compressions at mostly increased speed. But this time he demonstrates above all his ability to form complex patterns based on ritualistic patterns. »Vedana«, the prelude to the record, uses gamelan-like percussion at a moderate tempo; in the three »Contact« numbers spread throughout the album, he (almost) completely dispenses with cymbal contact and immerses himself in the communication between the drums of his drums. Elsewhere, Greg Fox lets his instrument make tactile contact with electronic melody generators. Far away from demonstrations of power in super drumming style, Greg Fox uses his technique here in an even more targeted way, appears even more austere in form, relies less on overpowering than on concentration. And on spirituality. Which has its place in music. You don’t have to start praying right away.

Ýou can find »Contact« by Greg Fox in the HHV Records webshop: Vinyl LP
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