Jon Mueller & Z'EV - HYDration - LP
Limited edition of 200 copies. Hand screened jackets printed by Neil Burke at Monoroid.
For years, both Z'EV and Jon Mueller have explored these possibilities, both within traditional forms, and singling out specific elements within those forms. For Z'EV, an entire book, called Rhythmmajik, was written about the properties of rhythm, while his history pairs him with a wealth of collaborators, from Carl Stone, Glenn Branca, and many others, as he pursued the quest for rhythmic elements in many things, few of them being actual drums. For Mueller, it's about what happens with drums in different spaces, and used in different contexts, from improvised collaborations with Jason Kahn, Asmus Tietchens, and Lionel Marchetti, to more composed and bombastic work with Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio and Collections of Colonies of Bees, to the distorted pop sensibilities of Volcano Choir.
"For this project, a variety of snare drums, bass drums, and gongs were resonated by the sounds of other snare drums, bass drums, and gongs, creating a dialog that contains characteristics that are difficult to obtain otherwise. Z'EV's sensibility to these characteristics brought out even more detail, and I seem to hear new things each time I listen." ~ Jon Mueller