What would the 14 year old Steve (bongos charmingly hooked to a single tom, bangles providing additional percussion, a desire to escape?) make of the present day Steve’s ‘attitude’ to drumming ? Is it now just work ? What has changed and do you have any unfulfilled drumming ambitions ?

Well as you might have noticed on my recent releases, rhythm parts are featuring less and less. In a way I find it too easy to introduce rhythms to carry music along and tend to prefer composing musical arrangements that work in more subtle ways. That said, I do still enjoy playing but just not so much with new material. I guess it’s down to the type of music I’m enjoying making at present. I’ve played rhythmic parts for the ‘Exit North’ project but on all manner of objects and in that respect I did feel a bit like a 14 year old rummaging around for things to make noises on, but I blame Charlie (Storm), whose studio is like an audio playground. Drumming is never ‘just work’, you’ve got to go into it committed and mentally engaged.

Thomas Feiner dubbing vocals
Thomas, Gothenburg 2017

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