The second album from Stefan Schwander's African drum project will come out in January on Italic.
Schwander is a Düsseldorf-based artist who's had his hand in a variety of projects since the early '90s, from groups like Pop Up (with Jörg Burger) to solo efforts as A Rocket in Dub, Repeat Orchestra, Rhythm Maker and Antonelli Electr. among others. Harmonious Thelonious is his most recent endeavor. Described by the artist himself as "American minimalism vs. African drumming vs. European sequencing," the project's sound is dense, percussive and hypnotic. Listen comes just over a year after the first Harmonious Thelonious album, fittingly titled Talking. As with that LP, it will see release on the Cologne label Italic.
01. Argwöhnische Muziek
02. Trans Harmonic System
04. Profaner Tanz
05. Ting Tong
06. Drums Of Steel
08. Vernachlässigte Muziek
Italic will release Listen in January 2012.