Prepared Drums Vol​.​I

by Daniele De Santis

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Das Andere Selbst 032
Dromoscope Editions 005
Dubplate LP 2019
Limited Edition of 50 copies
All tracks by Daniele De Santis
Edits by Elia Buletti
Master by Daniele De Santis
Cut at Disc Archive Berlin

Artwork: Daniele De Santis and Elia Buletti
Screen printed by Oliver Nerlich

Prepared Drums Vol.I is a limited edition handmade dubplate, a format that pays homage to black labeled Dj tools records and dub versions. De Santis atypical cross-over of percussion languages is forced to twisted loop structures where the hypnotic generates the unexpected. Collecting two years of sound investigations the record also witnesses the making of a new drumming language, while the editing recalls the grooves unfaithfulness by breaking the chronological tracks order.

Berlin-based percussionist and producer,as well as the founder and curator of Dromoscope platform-label Daniele De Santis is also a prolific music instruments creator. While developing a unique instrumental language, rooted in oriental polyrhythmism - through abstract electronica and free jazz - De Santis carry out a weighty research in sound engineering and diy hardware crafting.
This research has recently bloomed into Prepared Drums, a solo performance focused on the integration of self-built experimental microphones and effects to the drum-set.
De Santis has performed in international festivals such as Berlin Atonal, CTM Festival & CTM Siberia, Strøm, PHONO, Irtijal and Terraforma.

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released March 7, 2019

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