Dec 30, 2018
Deantoni Parks is one of those percussionists that other percussionists talk about. They pass video links, performance notes and bandcamp sites to each other, because his work is pretty shocking. Rather than take a Neil Peart-style hit-all-the-drum approach to advance drumming, he instead chose to pursue - and even exceed - the kinds of drumming we normally think of coming out of machines and digital editors.
Starting his drum work at age 2, he has been pushing himself for almost four decades, and the result is jaw-dropping. Equally at home with a full or abbreviated kit (with sampler-keyboard), Deantoni produces work that is start-of-the-art. Then you will read that all of it was performed live, and you *have* to see it.
You can find out more about Deantoni on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/deantoniparks/), or check out his Technoself releases on the bandcamp page (https://deantoni.bandcamp.com/). But dig into this - it will pay back great dividends.