Michael Pluznick

Where the Rain Is Born

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Here is a dynamic worldbeat release from this Bay Area percussionist working in partnership with synthesist Peter Scaturro. From evocative, impressionistic dreamscapes to bass-heavy polyrhythmic stomps, this album surprises and engages the listener throughout with its grand-scale synthesizer coloring and dense layers of percussive sounds. The album ends with the superb title track, a neo-African chant in honor of the rain, where his raindrop percussion masterfully builds over the hypnotic lilt of the male and female voices.

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