SPECIAL EVENT IN DUBLIN
Drums Off Chaos, Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit perform at The Grand Social, 28th March
Feature in Thumped.com Ireland, March 2014
Since then he’s been in the business of subtraction, the superfluous stuff, as he calls is it, is removed, leaving just the visceral truth of the rhythm. To this end Jaki has developed his own drum language, notation and philosophy. Some of his notions are revelatory. The idea that subtraction of beats creates rhythm by creating imbalance. It’s something Dub artists have know for years, but can be conspicuously absent in straight up rock drumming. That rhythm is this lurching between spaces, rhythm is as human and as understood, as variable, as walking.
conducted by Dara Higgins