Gavin Harrison & 05Ric

 

Kscope edition of the debut album from Porcupine Tree drummer's collaboration with multi-instrumentalist O5Ric

Drop is the first fruit of Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison's collaboration with singer and Extended Range Bass player 05Ric, and features contributions from Robert Fripp, Dave Stewart and Gary Sanctuary. Nine carefully crafted songs combined with ground-breaking multi-layered guitars, vocal harmonies and rhythms.

A chance meeting between Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison and singer/multi instrumentalist 05Ric has yielded one of the most interesting and complex musical collaborations in recent years. 05Ric has developed a fresh, exciting, style of singing and virtuoso playing, which blended with the extraordinary drumming of Gavin Harrison has produced some unique results.

With Drop, Gavin, known for his powerful drumming style in Porcupine Tree (and many other bands) shows another side to his considerable rhythmic technique.

Originally released in 2007, the duo has since followed Drop with two more albums 2009's Circles and 2012's The Man Who Sold Himself. Both later albums were released on Kscope and Drop now joins them. This edition features new artwork created by long-time Porcupine Tree collaborator, Carl Glover.

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Gavin and 05Ric are on tour in Europe through November and December, here are the dates;
12/11 Lille - FR - Marcq en Baroeul, Jazz en Nord at Charcot Theater more info
13/11 Hamburg - DE - Logo more info
14/11 Berlin - DE - Crystal more info
15/11 Krakow - PL - Klub Studio more info
16/11 Opole - PL - Panstwowa Szkola Muzyczna more info
17/11 Wroclaw - PL - Klub Zaklete more info
18/11 Ostrava - CZ - Klub Parnik more info
20/11 Nurnberg - DE - Hirsch more info
21/11 Aarburg - CH - Moonwalker more info
22/11 Lugagnano - IT - Il Giardino more info (ilgiardino.musicclub@gmail.com)
23/11 Rome - IT -CrossXRoads more info
24/11 Milan - IT - Blue Note more info
26/11 Pisa (San Giovanni alla Vena)- IT - Blitz Club more info
28/11 Toulon - FR - Le Vox more info
29/11 Barcelona - ES -Razzmatazz 2 more info
30/11 Madrid - ES -(Venue changed to) Sala Copernico more info
3/12 Aschaffenburg - DE - Colos Saal more info
4/12 Cologne - DE - Underground more info
6/12 Amsterdam - NL - Pardiso more info
7/12 Paris - FR - Batofar more info

 

Gavin Harrison & 05Ric

 

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Gavin Harrison & 05Ric - The Man Who Sold Himself (album montage) by Kscope

The Man Who Sold Himself is the third album from the collaboration between Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison and 05Ric, the multi-instrumentalist, singer and extended range bass player. The album is OUT NOW as a 2 disc set, featuring the album on CD as well as a 5.1 mix on DVD, allowing fans to enjoy the intricate complexities of the album in full surround glory.

In addition to being voted best Progressive Drummer four years in a row in the Modern Drummer Magazine's readers poll. He was also recently invited to perform on the David Letterman show as part of his Drum Solo week (see below).

Best known for his work with Porcupine Tree, Gavin has also played extensively with King Crimson as well as providing session drumming for a host of respected artists but his work with 05Ric has allowed him to develop some of the work that he has created outside these projects.

05Ric uses his voice, extended range bass and guitars to turn his love of sound into sonic tapestries. His vocals, virtuoso playing and a chance meeting between the two has led to one of the most interesting and complex musical collaborations in recent years.

The union of 05Ric’s distinctive style with Gavin’s extraordinary drumming has already produced some unique results but Gavin has stated that with The Man Who Sold Himself, 'we have continued to push the boundaries of our rhythmic and harmonic possibilities, I believe these are some of the wildest rhythmic concepts that I have ever conjured and 05Ric has snaked his bass around.'

05Ric goes on to explain that lyrically the album deals with themes “based on the greed of the financial global crisis, the empty shallowness of goal seeking without passion or for its own sake and the destructive force left behind by selfish behaviour - but the central character through heightened awareness and right action discovers his true calling.”

The album, which was written over the last two years and recorded in mid-2011, is the duo's first release since Circles in 2009. Circles was described by Classic Rock Prog as 'bristling with instrumental technique and firepower... it is peppered with a pulsating, muscular funk that pushes through generic barriers to create its own unique space.'

The Man Who Sold Himself looks set to push these barriers even further.

Tracklist (same on both discs)
Disc 1 (CD) / Disc 2 (DVD-A)
Prize
Identitas
The Man Who Sold Himself
Own
Body Temple
107
Wherewithal
Awake
Water Slips
Way


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Gavin & 05Ric discuss 'Own' from The Man Who Sold Himself

Gavin Harrison & 05Ric discuss 'The Man Who Sold Himself' (part 2) from Kscope on Vimeo.

 

Gavin & 05Ric discuss 'Identitas' from The Man Who Sold Himself

Gavin Harrison & 05Ric discuss 'The Man Who Sold Himself' from Kscope on Vimeo.

 

Product Spotlight: Gavin Harrison Signature

Gavin Harrison's work with King Crimson and Porcupine Tree has influenced drummers worldwide and set a new standard for progressive rock drumming. To celebrate this, Vic Firth have built drumsticks to Gavin's design.

"Although large", Gavin states, "My new signature sticks are extremely balanced and versatile enough to be played at all dynamics."

Watch Gavin talk about his new sticks below

 

 

David Letterman appearance

If you missed it, Gavin appeared on the David Letterman show recently,watch the video here...

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Gavin Harrison

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Gavin Harrison

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Gavin Harrison

Circles is also available to order from the Kscope store now

Porcupine Tree titles on Kscope are also available HERE



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