Guthrie's all acoustic set morphs expertly from a single pulsing bass drum to thundering metallic decay with no relaxation of structural rigour, stamina or precision. At ease behind a shimmering wall of pedals and gongs, 10.5.16 is looser, lighter yet more complex than Sacrée Obsession, as Guthrie creates and navigates space with Shamen-esque focus.
Will Guthrie / drums, percussion
Recorded live at Cafe OTO on Tuesday May 10th by Simon Holliday. Mixed by Will Guthrie. Mastered by James Dunn.
Available as a 320k MP3 or 24bit FLAC download.
Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France. He works in many different settings of music: live performance, improvisation and studio composition using various combinations of drums, percussion, objects, junk, amplification and electronics.
He plays solo and in various projects such as THE AMES ROOM, ELWOOD & GUTHRIE & THE SOMMES ENSEMBLE. His music has been released on labels such as Gaffer Records, Erstwhile, Clean Feed, 23five, Editions Mego, Ipecac and his own label Antboy Music.
Regular collaborators past and present include Oren Ambarchi, James Rushford, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Mark Fell, Roscoe Mitchell, Anthony Pateras, Chulki Hong, Jérôme Noetinger, Keith Rowe, David Maranha, Ava Mendoza, the film maker Hangjun Lee and choreographer/dancer Mette Ingvartsen.