Friday, May 23, 2014
Man Forever is basically a man and his drums. Plus a few members when he's on tour.
John Colpitts performs under the monicker Man Forever, although you may know him as Kid Millions, drummer of Brooklyn krautrock band Oneida. Colpitts will be joined by percussionist group TIGUE (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, and Carson Moody) in performing as Man Forever this tour.
Oneida and Man Forever are similar in their exhaustive track lengths and scarce use of vocals. Besides that, they could not be more different.
Oneida uses guitar, bass, drums, synth, organs and electronic effects to create a spacey, avant-garde style. Man Forever relies on drums and percussion instuments to create its sound. Man Forever's lastest release, Ryonen, came out in April. For the album, Colpitts pared with percussion quartet So Percussion, touted as the United States' premiere contemporary percussion ensemble.
The result is two 10+ minute pieces, "The Clear Realization" and "Ryonen," with driving drums that range from low to loud on the sound spectrum, with some effects and angelic sounding vocals interspersed throughout the over 30 minute album.
The band will play The Shop Saturday night with Dirty Faces and Bloated Sluts. 4312 Main St., Bloomfield. $5.