The holy grail of all the drum-breaks library LP, a true "cult" among DJ and producers, is available again after over 40 years. Another home run for Archeo. Tullio De Piscopo is a drummer extraordinaire, a constant in Italian music, moving effortlessly between pop, jazz, rock and progressive modes. This record from 1974 could be thought of as the ultimate promulgation of his talent and versatility as a musician (though maybe not quite the ‘Practical Guide’ it professes to be on the sleeve!)This record has long been considered as the ultimate drum breaks record in underground whispers. If you’ve heard UNKLE’s Drums Of Death, that’s Tullio’s hard-hitting style and octopus-like ability you hear as the foundation to Kool G Rap’s characteristically aggressive flow. The relentlessly enthusiastic Gaslamp Killer also sites this, and The Group’s The Feed-Back LP, as his most cherished possessions.
If like us, the feel of the drums are often the dealbreaker when sizing up the worthiness of the obscuro excavation of the moment then you might want to meditate in Suonando Batteria Moderna’s polyrhythmic heartbeat.