...Gordon’s deep exploration into the extreme possibilities of rhythm gets the full electronic treatment.
When Michael Gordon’s Timber, scored for six amplified wooden 2-by-4s, premiered in 2009, it brought the physicality and endurance of percussion performance to a new level. In the liner notes for Slagwerk Den Haag’s recording of the piece, released on Cantaloupe Music in 2011, Gordon described a connection to the work of shamanist author Carlos Castaneda, whose self-imposed spirit journey in the desert could wipe the brain clean and “bring on visions.”
Newly recorded by Mantra Percussion and reworked by an A-list of producers and DJs, Gordon’s deep exploration into the extreme possibilities of rhythm gets the full electronic treatment on Timber Remixed. The double-CD set also includes Mantra’s live performance of Timber from the 2014 Bang on a Can Marathon.
Six key remixes by Squarepusher, Oneohtrix Point Never, Fennesz and more are also available on limited edition, individually numbered 180-gram vinyl.
01 Jóhann Jóhannsson
02 Sam Pluta
03 Tim Hecker
05 Oneohtrix Point Never
06 Greg Saunier
07 HPRIZM/High Priest of APC
08 Ian Williams
10 Ikue Mori
11 Mira Calix
01 Mantra Percussion – Timber Live