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by The Black Drumset

Genre-bending project melding elements of psych rock, electronic, drone and indie rock, with heavy polyrhythms and a soundtrack-like quality.
Genre: Rock: Post-Rock/Experimental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. There's a Shark in the Boat
3:38 $0.99
2. Charged
5:06 $0.99
3. For All That Is yet to Be Lost
5:03 $0.99
4. Animals vs. Drones
4:58 $0.99
5. Reciprocal, Perpetual
5:38 $0.99
6. The Last Beat of the Last Elk Heart
4:06 $0.99
7. For All That Is yet to Be
9:08 $0.99
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Album Notes
Of The Black Drumset’s debut album one enthusiastic reviewer wrote, “The album is cinematic and sounds like the genuine interaction people have when they are faced with the impending doom of something out of their control.” The comment holds even more true of the powerful new album, “Charged”, written and recorded from 2016 to 2018 and clearly a reflection of the atmosphere of modern America.

The Black Drumset arrived in 2009 with passionate reviews and a thunderous live show. Reviewers called it “an album of tremendous texture and depth”; “utterly original and exceptionally compelling”; “a semi-drone monster of wonderfully varied textures and expertly crafted soundscapes”; “a seriously assured debut”; “they positively hum with atmosphere”.

But just as Brian Willey’s project was taking off, a motorcycle crash left him unable to play for months and the project ground to a halt. At the same time, Willey co-founded and became director of Tiny Park (, an art space in Austin, TX that was initially envisioned as a side project. But with award winning exhibitions by notables such as Sam Prekop (of The Sea and Cake) and Michael Sieben, and a regular menu of experimental music performances, readings and film screenings, the space quickly became one of the most beloved independent cultural organizations in the city. The Black Drumset was put on extended holiday.

Now, nine years from the debut, The Black Drumset’s new album is complete after two years of work. The heavy polyrhythms, distorted organs, vocal melodies, analog synths and soundtrack-like qualities remain, yet in every aspect refined and deepened. Song titles such as “The Last Beat of the Last Elk Heart” and “There’s a Shark in the Boat” convey the album’s brooding tone and intensity, yet the nearly ten minute album closer, “For All that is Yet to Be” hints at what is less obvious but underneath all of the music.



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