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by Jesse Lemont

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The drum solos release was--preferably--going to come out before the Jazz Volume 3 compilation. I know that, at least in the world of sampling/making derivative works, drum set solos seem to really be a high priority. Or, to put it a different way, from personal experience... it has appeared as though the most downloaded tracks over on Soundcloud are from postings of drum set solos or isolated tracks. (Which, I completely get. Drums are very awesome!) So, I figured I'd devote an entire release to it. The issue that came up, for me, was that I began using a lot of the solo drums material (I've got over an hour of it from the December 2016 session, by the way! But there were only a handful of segments that reminded me of actual realized/thoughtful drum solos, and I thought it might be rude to just do Part 1 & Part 2, around a half-hour apiece... I'm getting away from myself, here!) Back to the topic -- I began using some of the unused material to make new tracks with other instruments, and was distracted from releasing a drum solos EP. Now, I am not distracted, but, yes, three of these solos have already appeared on 2 different recent releases.
One is the most recent full-length that you can find right on this page, Jazz Volume 3.
The other is right here, as I ended up deciding to release a collection of Splicey & Tracky material on the same exact night that I recorded the drumming. It just felt right to put a drum solo on there. Basically, I'm pretty good at throwing off my own plans to release material in one place and then getting distracted and releasing it elsewhere. Here's the link: soundcloud.com/user-321248188/sets/drums-and-mannerisms-now (Unfortunately, it's the one track that Dave Keifer/Howdy Persephone did not have material on, but definitely check out our 3 releases!)
And check out Howdy Persephone, too. I'll dedicate this release to him, since he dedicated Sproing Ballads to me and I know that pretty much everything I've recorded since we did a collaboration has been influenced by him at some level, and he loves drums, so, here you go, Dave! howdypersephone.bandcamp.com

(Also, the artwork is supposed to be a Volcano. I should've painted drums spewing out of it, but I'm not really at that level, yet. Perhaps I'll swap out covers, in the future, if I decide to paint drums and accessories on the volcano).

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released April 11, 2017

Drums & Cover art - Linus Lemont

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Jesse Lemont Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Music is my first language, probably. Also, psst...I was born with the name Aja early in the 80's, supposedly in a Waukesha hospital (11:43 a.m.) in case my original parents are ever wondering if I became a musician like they both were. I'm alive and well, mystery parents! I've ended up with a good family. I'm into art, too. (Hoping it is worth a shot to put all that up. One just never knows...) ... more

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