The album Too Tall To Dance was made in 11 days. The instantly composed tracks were recorded to the 5 tracks of the Boss RC 505 looper. Everything was played with my Ibanez AS 153 guitar through the Boss SY300 guitar syntheziser. Discover ‘Too contemporary to post’ by ‘Beatdenker’ the January 25th in Formula Indie
The drum samples were also played live with the Akai MPC 500 per finger drumming. Then eveything was recorded as a stereo track with an instant arrangement and some RC 505 effects to the DAW. There I added some melodies, sounds, atmospheres, samples for transitions and worked on the mixing before mastering the 13 tracks. With a large use of polyrythms, equidistant rhythms, isorhythms, double or triple displacements, single, double or triple nested tuplets, isomelodies, uncommon subdivisions, harmonic and metric superimpositions, brain and soul this happened in a hyper creative mood with always staying in 4/4 meter underneath.
The music is interested in inventing some new beats or rhythmic feels for future dance steps and life styles. This means combining the spirit and knowledge of Jazz, Indian Music, New Music, Beat Music, IDM and Electronica into a new genre called Postcontemporary Brain Beats. Besides all rhythmical complexity I do always focus on letting it sound and feel fresh, encouraging, bouncy, dancy, real, spirited and bubbly.
One more rhythm thing: The language is called xenorhythm, an attempt of not to be afraid of but to welcome and invite foreign rhythms (in this case also figurative). In a time of global, multiple crises, where people are forced to leave their homes, if they wanna be able to survive – dramatically pushed by neocolonialist politics, techno-feudalism, structural rasicm, classicm, trans- and homophobia it should be clear that we at least need to be open for the unknown, and should welcome the so called foreigners. These people will bring endless – priceless – knowledge, culture and life to us. They will enrich the European (or in general the Global North) culture, as it always was.
Exchange is the fundament of respect and sympathy. Therefore this music is a call for a new openness and or open mindedness for the unknown, especially people as well as music and things we don‘t know yet.
Beatdenker is a guitar player, composer, producer, researcher, tutor, thinker, (festival) organizer, postcontemporary, subcultural creator, (xeno) feminist, motivator, anti-racist ally, traveler, passionated laugher, part of SUBWATER BEATS collective and privileged inhabitant of planet earth.