exactlyits got that awesome/bizarre J Dilla feel. dig it. great sounds too.
Yes, it's intentionally "non-perfect." Make no mistake, this cat is controlling the space down to the smallest of subdivisions while also weaving in and out of lopes. It's nuanced in a way that makes it sound like maybe someone spliced some reel-to-reel tape together.To me, the non-perfect time gives it a human quality and creates a real mood. It's interesting to my ear, it doesn't "numb" my ear like music with perfect grid time can do. It keeps my interest. Perfect time is not interesting to my ear. That's why I like music that won't line up to a click, it's organic. Even though the time is non-perfect, you can clearly hear the mastery of the time in there.
this is a style of drumming started by drummers emulating the sound of certain early loop machines that had software glitches causing the beat to jump and tug when the producer attempted to quantizeTony...the way he tugs then drags the beats ... pure brilliance and extremely difficult to execute
Jeff....The almost-yet-not off-kilter feel,
I am afraid if one of us lesser forum members had submitted this same audio, we would have been told to practice with a metronome. And yet here it is brilliant. Can't have it both ways in my opinion.
very nice playing but not the same thing at all ...Tony, I'm split on this big time. Even though I'm a simple backbeat blinkered player, I have a very eclectic "like" list, & (I think) an open mind. I've listened to the clip you posted several times over, & although I get the intention in the placements, it just doesn't work for me - on any level actually.
I listened to the other links you posted, & I absolutely dial into those examples. My undisputed favourite exponent of this craft is Richard Spaven, although most seem to prefer Chris Dave (who is undoubtably a super talented guy). To me, Richard really takes the craft to a new & different level whilst being ultra musical IMHO. Maybe it's my own closed mindedness that I'm not aware of - probably is, but I can only recant what I think.
For those unfamiliar with Richard Spaven, here's a link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaP1BCphbXQ
Funny you should sight KJ Sawka. I spent some R&R time with Kevin a few years back, & we discussed his approach to manipulation in some detail. It's something that interests me greatly, although I doubt I'll ever be lucky or talented / dedicated enough to explore the possibilities playing with others.