Popp - Devi (2021)

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Title: Devi
Year Of Release: 2021
Label: Squama
Genre: Jazz, World, Electronic, Ambient, Experimental
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 38:12 min
Total Size: 195 MB


01. Pingo
02. Gundel
03. Myna
04. Holort
05. Jilu
06. Xolotl
07. Dama
08. Higlehasn

After several collaborative releases, German drummer Simon Popp is back on Squama with his second solo album ‘Devi’.
While his phenomenal debut ‘Laya’ was a percussive take on ambient and third stream minimalism, ‘Devi’ features eight tracks of bold organic grooves, uplifting and hopeful in one moment, sinister and dark in the next. This dualism is reflective of the ups and downs in Simon’s own life, making the album a brutally honest and deeply personal record.
Over the past two years Popp has steadily refined his skills both as a player and an engineer: There are virtuoso drumming parts, revealing his passion for polyrhythm and complex structures and recording techniques such as heavy limiting, using gated reverb and pitch-shifting give the record a modern 90s vibe. ‘Devi’ is a forceful statement of what contemporary drum music can sound like today.