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Old 12-30-2009, 05:36 AM
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Default Overplaying on Drop - Gavin Harrison/05 Ric?

So today I pulled out an old(ish) record of mine that I hadn't litened to in a while; Drop by Gavin Harrison and 05Ric.

now when i first picked it up i was still quite a metal head and had trouble listening to the album in its entirety due to the odd singing (he was actually singing and using notes, not screaming for Christ's sake!! jk) and never really got into it as i do for most albums. So a few years later, now that I'm not so partial to only one genre I decided to lisen through it a few times aaaannnd.......WOW I couldn't believe how good the album was!!! The second it was over i replayed it but this time something was different. For some reason listening thru it the second time I couldn't help but feel like Gavin (even though I absolutely love him) was over playing in a few sections. Now it could just be that I'm used to his more subtle approach in Porcupine Tree, but it just felt like it was super busy to me.

Now keep in mind I love bands that play complex music (Dream Theater, King Crimson, The Mars Volta, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Protest The Hero etc.) but Drop just felt a little bit over the top.

What are your guys' thoughts?

(I really hope Gavin doesn't read this, but if he does, please know that I absolutely love and respect you and that your are one of my favorite drummers of all time, and no disrespect was meant.)

-Jonathan
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