John Hadfield Percussion
Satoshi Takeishi Percussion on "One"
Harold Bott Electronics on "Cyclical"
Recorded by Boris Skalsky at Dead Heart Studios
Mixed by Aaron Nevezie at The Bunker Studio
Mastered by Allan Tucker at Foothill Digital
Design by Susanna Shannon
Cover Artwork by Thierry Alonso Gravieur
All compositions were written and produced by John Hadfield
For this album, I have composed four original pieces –“1213,” “Module,” “One” and “Cyclical.” The compositions are all written for percussion and electronics, inspired by instruments I have discovered during my travels as well as by the noises produced by found objects and aleatoric weather patterns. The instruments on the record range from gender wayang to springs, lions roar,kanjira, gongs, and sound manipulation.
“1213” was instigated by the displacement of the rhythmic interval of 1213. It utilizes Balinese gamelan instruments, a large plastic tube, bells from India, numerous drums, gongs and rattles.
“Module” was written for a hybrid drum set with springs, glockenspiel and aleatoric samples of the weather outside my New York apartment –when the sky low and heavy.
“One” is a duet with amazing percussionist Satoshi Takeishi drawing on a South Indian “Korvai” -or pattern- with extended improvisation.
Last, “Cyclical” is a work for solo bicycle with electronic manipulation and sounds by techno wizard Harold Bott.