Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Thurston Knudson - Primitive Percussion

This one is a must have for the exotica collector even though it's not an exotica album per se. No bird calls or other-worldly female vocals on this one, just percussion. Nothing but percussion. You wouldn't want to just plop this one on and play it through unless you're trying to lure woodpeckers into your den (and hey, if you are, I'm cool with that). These tracks do, however, make for some great change-ups on your exotica mixes.

This recording is about halfway between an ethnographic field study and a percussion based exotica album. Traditional African drum pieces led and directed by a white guy (I'm taking a stab in the dark that Thurston Knudson is not African) are what you're getting here. So enjoy it for what it is...trad African music seen through the eyes of a European or American. If thats not exotica then what is?

To further cement the tiki/exotica connection (from the liner notes): "NOTE: The giant hardwood log used in four of these selections was borrowed from the exotic milieu of the word-famous Don the Beachcomber Restaurant in Hollywood."

African Jungle Drums


Blogger Licorice Pizza said...

Kono, this is so cool, I love the blogosphere. Just yesterday I said to my wife, "What we need is a woodpecker in our den" and today here is the answer. Coincidence? I think not. Thanks. T

11:51 PM  
Blogger xulio said...

Thanks for the music M Kono

3:25 PM  
Blogger tikimojo said...

Oh so cool! Much ear love here!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any chance for a re-post? Thanks. Pono

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I wish you would re-post this. Looks really awesome.

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found it here:


9:26 PM  
Anonymous Viagra Online said...

Incredible sounds, drums are the best instruments of a band, well at least for me.

2:34 PM  

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