Italic is set to release the German drum scientist's first album this fall.
Self-described as "American minimalism vs. African drumming vs. European sequencing," Harmonious Thelonious is a project by Dusseldorf-based artist Stefan Schwander. Though he's mostly flown under the radar since his debut in 1997, Schwander has released loads of music under pseudonyms like Antonelli Electr and A Rocket In Dub. He's put out two 12-inches as Harmonious Thelonious so far, both of which combine raw recordings of live drumming with electronic sounds and a 4/4 pulse. Talking comprises four new compositions by Schwander, plus four tracks that appeared on the On Stage EP, released this year on Diskant.
To get a taste of Harmonious Thelonious's signature sound, check out this video for "Aegewandte Muziek," which shows him playing with his two live companions, Marc Matter and Stefan Suhr.
01. Angewandte Muziek
03. Tautological Speakers
06. On Stages
07. Primitive, Persuasive, Provocative Percussion
08. Verwobene Muziek
Italic will release Talking on October 11th, 2010.