Khompa - The Shape of Drums to Come - New Vinyl Record 2016 Monotreme Records Limited Edition 180gram Red / Black Splatter (500 pressed) w/ CD Copy - Electornic / Beat / Avant Garde
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Davide Compagnoni has been developing his electrifying new solo project KHOMPA: an adventurous mix of drumming, electronics and cutting edge drum triggering technology.
A unique audiovisual live act whose main elements are: a drummer, a conventional drum kit, 4 drum triggers, a laptop and a step sequencer. Each drum controls a virtual musical instrument (synthesizers, samplers, etc.) that allows Davide to perform real melodies/electronic orchestration without the use of any backing track, loops or click track. Whilst predominantly an electronic record the album is laced with a challenging punk attitude and flirts with the avant-garde, using experimental rhythms and atmospherics. Tracks such as "Nettle Empire" combine complex rhythms with mellifluous and harmonious synth based melodies. It's a clear display of technical prowess, without losing its intricate and well-formed composition and song structuring. Other tracks such as "The Shape" and "Louder" lean more towards the heavier side, sonically sitting somewhere in between the harsh electronic noise of early-HEALTH and Davide's output with STEARICA. Elsewhere, the record continues to evolve with tracks such as "Upside-Down World" moving into an altogether more progressive sound combining ambient and melancholic instrumentation . Limited edition pressing of 500 180 g vinyl - free album CD inside.
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