thewikiman wrote:Avi_drums wrote:Some killer stuff here:
You get the sense this is a guy pushing new ideas, not resting on laurels.
For me he's pushing new ideas into a very much old ideas musical format... The playing and technique is insane but the musical platform via which it is expressed is resting on the same drum'n'bass laurels it has always rested on. Every Jojo improv is like listening in on a Squarepusher jam session circa 1997.
It's not like drum'n'bass itself hasn't moved on in that time, it very much has - and someone like Anders Meinhardt has moved with it.
I used to be really into DJ culture and it annoyed me, as a musician, that all the talent of the top scratch artists was rarely expressed in a musical format that was interesting to listen to for more than a few minutes at a time...
I have to disagree.
In an Aesthetic sense maybe, but I've extensively watched both players.
Anders has that left foot a 16th note off thing and he's incredible tight and through-composed. His backing tracks are more current sounding.
Jojo uses a live group and, and his ideas have more rhythmic complexity in a compositional sense. Just scope is left foot splashes in the beginning. Meinhardt never ventures out of simple phrase marking with that voice, and Jojo's performance then proceeds to go into even deeper levels of pure drumming stuff.