Strategy: Drumsolo's Delight
Strategy: Drumsolo's Delight
Artist Strategy
Album Drumsolo's Delight
Label Kranky Records
Released 4/26/2004
Drumsolo's Delight is the second album Paul Dickow has made under the name Strategy. It weds the subtle rhythmic promise of the early work anthologized on Strut with a discreet ambience. The album flirts with the tensions of hyper-modern digital vastness on one hand, and the gritty immediacy of live dub mixing on the other. Drumsolo's Delight moves towards the points of overlap between rhythm and cloudiness- reaching towards the grey area where sounds share active and passive characteristics. Drumsolo's Delight is Strategy's most thematic work to date, and aside from the technical syntheses achieved in the studio, the album is an accurate snapshot of several years' of work creating music concerned with geography/place, people, memory, and weather.