Bingo. I saw a video where he said he sets up his drums that way to stand out and "be original."
Being different is all well and good...but being different for the sake of being different?
...and all at the expense of good ergonomics and practicality?
Daru performed with Jack White on SNL recently. Tons of energy and vibe. But he totally missed a tom hit because of those tom angles haha. (time stamp 5:01) Still a great performance though.
I saw that. I was wondering why the heck he would want to reach out and down so much. Just seems like too much effort. It's like he does it for the sake of looking different. It doesn't seem very applicable and playable to me.