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Mani Neumeier, drummer and frontman of German Krautrock legends Guru Guru, released his solo album, Talking Guru Drums, on Purple Pyramid Records, May 20, 2016, for the first time in the U.S. Considered one of the most influential percussionists of all-time, Mani offers this eclectic album of explorations into psychedelic, world, and folk music! Composed entirely by Neumeier, the album features guest vocalists, field recordings, and background singing by a group of Maori people of New Zealand!
Although best known for his work with Guru Guru, Neumeier has also collaborated with numerous bands and artists, such as Dieter Möbius, Damo Suzuki, Harmonia, Hans-Karsten Raecke, Irène Schweizer, Peter Brötzmann, Sonny Sharrock, Uchihashi Kazuhisa, Jojo Hiroshige, Kawabata Makoto, Yoshida Tatsuya, and Luigi Archetti. Neumeier has lived in Germany and Japan, where he regularly collaborates with Japanese bands Acid Mothers Temple and Hijokaidan.
Talking Guru Drums was released on CD as well as a special clear vinyl pressing of the album that comes in a transparent acetate jacket with insert.
SABIAN recently announced the addition of Vanguard cymbals to its Remastered HH line. Designed to provide exceptional versatility and feel, each model in the HH Vanguard family responds to the touch in a way that will surprise you – and inspire you.
Like all HH cymbals, Vanguard models are fully hand hammered. But there are key differences. Vanguard cymbals employ pinpoint lathing, rather than traditional lathing. Also, Vanguard cymbals are thinner and lighter, with smaller bells and extended profiles overall. The result is clean, woody stick definition, providing exceptional articulation for such light cymbals.
Drummers who prefer dark cymbals with fast responses will love HH Vanguard cymbals, especially fans of the HHX Evolution line. They provide an elegant, crystalline complexity of sound that is always musical. Choose the 16” or 18” for immediate responses, or the 20”, 21” or 22” for less overall wash.
Striking in appearance, 14” Vanguard Hats deliver an ultra-smooth transition from a fat, meaty foot “chick” to a dry closed stick sound. They are completely raw on the bottoms, and lathed only on the outer 2” area of the tops, lined the rest of the way to the cup. They provide complex tone that blends exceedingly well, while offering enough power for mainstream sounds.
One of the most popular series from the Crescent cymbals catalog, Vanguard is a perfect fit for SABIAN’s flagship hand-hammered line.