Drums Off Chaos
The late Jaki Liebezeit is of course best known as the innovative and influential drummer of Can. In recent years he often discussed his self-styled binary theory of rhythm, put into practice on this percussion-only EP with the help of three other drummers. The style conveys echoes of various African, Asian and Indian percussion styles, as well as the cyclical grooves and recognisable drum tone that were a feature of his tenure in Can. Hardly surprisingly, it’s hypnotically engrossing stuff.