Christian Prommer – Drumlesson Zwei

January 01, 1970

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Formerly a member of the German live electronic band Truby
Trio, drummer Christian Prommer is well-versed in fusing together digital
rhythms with elements of jazz, bossa nova and even Flamenco, helping the group
earn its stripes as one of the most groundbreaking acts in Deutschland’s dance
music scene in the early 00s. As a solo artist, Prommer continues to push his
old crew’s nu jazz agenda with his Drumlesson project, which finds the
in-demand Munich skinsman delivering instrumental jazz versions  of a variety of legendary techno and house
hits.

 

The first volume of series, released in 2008 on Sonar
Kollwktiv, saw highly imaginative reinterpretations of classic jams by the
likes of Kraftwerk, Derrick May and Josh Wink. For his second volume in the Drumlesson series, Prommer expands the
scope of this project to include a full band. And this time, he goes even
deeper into his old house music vinyl crates for inspiration, picking out selected
singles from such underground dance mavens as Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier,
Underground Resistance, Stefan Goldmann and Jean-Michel Jarre and giving them
an organic once-over. Zwei enhances
the repetitive nature of these jams with flourishes of electric guitar, vibes,
Fender Rhodes, grand piano and, of course, Prommer’s masterful drumming,
without losing an ounce of the kinetic nature emanating from these golden
greats of techno.

 

If Ronnie Scott’s in London
transformed itself but for one night into the location for an underground rave,
this is what it would sound like.

 

Standout
Tracks:
“Sleepy Hollow”, “Acid Eiffel”, “Jaguar Pt. 1”, “Sueno
Latino” RON HART

 

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