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Listeners familiar with Gavin Harrison via Porcupine Tree, Steven Wilson, and various other acts recognize his style of rhythmic mastery on the drum kit every time. Even here, in his second venture with vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Ø5ric — titled, as if in an alternate view of a classic David Bowie number, The Man Who Sold Himself — Harrison’s unique approach to drumming is obvious, and in this context, it leads to equally unique sonic circumstances.
Opening with bizarre blasts of strange time signatures wherein Harrison’s drums are matched with churning basslines in a flurry reminiscent of Meshuggah, “Prize” begins the record dynamically when it soon drops into a quiet section with piano and vocals. We are introduced to Ø5ric in this blissful context, perhaps similar to No-Man from its melancholic nature and Ø5ric’s voice, which seems to combine the aforementioned Bowie with No-Man’s Tim Bowness. The result is an odd-in-an-interesting-way blend of Harrison’s bizarre, angular trickery and Ø5ric’s shimmering vibrato and multi-layered harmonies.
Here’s the third and final part of our video interview with Porcupine Tree’s Gavin Harrison. In this part, Gavin talks about the best and worst aspects of being a drummer, and the future of Porcupine Tree. This interview was filmed before final gig of the Gavin Harrison & 05Ric UK Tour on June 7th 2012. You can watch part 1 of the interview here, and part 2 here.
On June 7th at the O2 Academy in Islington, London, the StarsDie.com team got the chance to interview Porcupine Tree’s Gavin Harrison, to discuss his recent musical projects amongst many other things. Gavin has been very musically active recently, having just finished touring his new collaboration album with 05Ric, ‘The Man Who Sold Himself‘.
In this second part, Gavin talks about his musical workflow, how he met 05Ric, and how they both decided on taking the complex, rhythmic music on tour. This is the second of a three-part video series – check back later on this weekend for the final part, in which Gavin discusses the best and worst aspects of being a drummer, and the future of Porcupine Tree! If you missed the first part of this interview, you can watch it here.
Last Thursday at the O2 Academy in Islington, London, the StarsDie.com team got the chance to sit down with Porcupine Tree’s Gavin Harrison, to discuss his recent musical projects. Gavin has been very active recently, having just finished touring his new collaboration album with 05Ric, ‘The Man Who Sold Himself‘. In this first part, Gavin talks about his recording/creation process with 05Ric with regards to the new album ‘The Man Who Sold Himself‘ and how he goes about creating unique drum patterns. This is the first of a three part video series – check back later on this week for more of this interview!
Gavin Harrison & 05Ric will embark on a short UK tour next week, to promote their new collaboration record ‘The Man Who Sold Himself‘ which was released on Kscope in February. The duo have been busy rehearsing with Justin Dywer on guitar and Tiago Coimbra on bass. Kscope have released two short promotional videos advertising the upcoming tour, which you can see below. Tickets are still available, and the links to buy them are on our tour announcement article, here.