|Following up on their acclaimed 2004 Cantaloupe debut, So Percussion has completed its biggest project so far: an entirely new recording of Steve Reich's epic Drumming, made an entirely new way. This is the first recording of its kind, in which the 4 members of So perform all nine separate percussion parts; they are joined by the singers of Reich's own ensemble. The result is a direct, precise sound, with a clarity that illuminates this landmark piece. This CD brings the percussion world's Beethoven 9th into the 21st century.
Recorded at The Hit Factory in NYC and mixed and mastered at Sony Studios, this CD has been co-created by the Grammy award-winning producer/engineer team Grace Row and Charles Harbutt (who also captured Bang on a Can's sound for their first Sony releases).
"The four member So Percussion's new CD of Steve Reich's Drumming can safely be described as definitive." - Boston Herald
"Brilliantly recorded version .... Through the magic of studio recording, the young quartet covers all nine parts, lending the music all the supernatural unanimity and precision it demands." - Time Out New York
"One will not find a better representation of Drumming on disc." - Dave Lewis, All Music Guide