Gladys Lazer blends the experimental with the harmonious. Widely known for his virtuosic otherworldly drumming, Lazer creates melodic delights with rampaging drum patterns and flourishing soundscapes. The results are combustible energy capsules of impressionistic, multi-sensory sound paintings.
Lazer's 2017 EP 'Candy World/Bye Past' distilled his memories of a nomadic time travelling the world solely on music. Recorded in Sao Paulo, Brazil with long time bass guitar companion and label-mate Sessa, and in the countryside of SW Georgia, the release blended intricate compositions with bursts of rhythmic noise.
Created during a time of inner conflict, his followup project reflects Lazer's realization of the fallible nature of human life and music alike: 'Way Imperfect' explores the release from suffering of perfectionism and idealism, with a remarkably free and flawed approach to creation. On 'Way Imperfect,' Lazer pushes the boundaries of the drum beat, both fitting within the structure of the song and breaking it, all primal polyrhythmic patterns balanced by infectiously songful musings.
released November 7, 2019
All songs written and performed by Gal Lazer. Recorded at Golden Void Studios in Los Angeles, and 25th street Recordings in Oakland. All tracks recorded and mixed by Thom Monahan, with the exception of "Holy Water," and “KO" featuring co-producer and multi-instrumentalist Nate Hendrix. Mastered by Gil Abramov. Art by PonyMTL.
P & C 2019 Gladys Lazer under exclusive license to Boiled Records
Just amazing. To think they've made arguably their best album after 27 years is mind blowing. Bears multiple listening, and I love the way it's structured - each track in is own place, a proper album. More please! philgarty