the Black Drumset

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Self-titled, debut album by The Black Drumset. Released 2009.

"Lauded by the blogosphere since its release [the Black Drumset] have created a singular beast... build their tunes from the drums up like dub producers...they positively hum with atmosphere." Bearded Magazine (UK)

"... a semi-drone monster of wonderfully varied textures and expertly crafted soundscapes...a seriously assured debut." The 405 (UK)

"simply refuses to be cornered into any category. I've never heard anything quite like it, which is about the highest compliment I can give. Utterly original and exceptionally compelling." Aiding & Abetting

"[The Black Drumset] give their jams a heavy psychedelic vibe, be it the clattering rhythms of 'A Dangerous Drive' or the gleeful closer 'The Whitehouse on Fire', Willey's vocals veer between sweetly sung West Coast harmonies and 3D-ish whispered menace. An assured debut, an impressive calling card that is deserving of a wider audience and bigger budget. For fans of Holy Fuck, Cloudland Canyon, Mogwai." Rock Sound (UK)

" album full of tremendous texture and depth. The album is cinematic and sounds like the genuine interaction people have when they are faced with the impending doom of something out of their control."

"This thing is cut up, looped, run through pedals and lands in a drugged up psychedelic haze that should be enough to convince some psych rock bands to stop dicking around, embrace technology and release important records. "


released July 28, 2009

All songs written, recorded and performed by Brian Willey. Mixed by Britton Beisenherz.


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the Black Drumset Austin, Texas

The Black Drumset is a recording project of Austin, TX based musician, Brian Willey. The 2009 debut landed in college radio charts and garnered enthusiastic reviews. A long sidestep into the art world ( delayed a followup album, which was released March 8, 2019. The live band is Carlos Orozco (keys), Hyun Moraes (drums), Adam Nurre (drums), Brian Willey (keys, vox, guitar). ... more

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