Today we'd like to introduce to you, one of the weirder projects we've been working on: Toshi Kasai - Plan D
The legendary recording engineer & producer, Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business)
, has enlisted the best drummers in the world for his "source material", thus making Plan D
one of the most unique projects in modern music.
From his LA studio, Toshi
created a complex drum-triggering system which is the catalyst for Plan D
. He then spent the last several years luring drummers into his Sound of Sirens studio, letting them go nuts behind the kit. Meanwhile, Toshi
has been behind the board, capturing the signal from each drum hit, and sending that signal to a variety of analog synthesizers. The result is some of the craziest sounding prog-like instrumental music you're likely to ever hear. Plan D
is an ongoing project, with four different EPs being released throughout 2020. The first 12" EP (& part 1 in the series) is "SW
" and ships in April with the digital download sent instantly. Part 1 features the following drummers:Dale Crover (Melvins, Redd Kross, Nirvana, Hew Time)Coady Willis (Big Business, Melvins, The Murder City Devils, Hew Time)Clem Burke (Blondie, Eurythmics)Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden)Joe Plummer (Mister Heavenly, Cold War Kids, The Shins, Hew Time)Paul Christensen (Qui, hepa.Titus)Troy Zeigler (Serj Tankian, Juliette Lewis, Buckethead)
More amazing drummers will be featured in the successive volumes of Plan D
We know this might be a difficult project to wrap your head around, so HERE
is a video that'll explain things better than we can with words.
Together with Toshi Kasai, we will release four different 12" EPs as Plan D throughout 2020.
'Part 1 (SW)' ships in April, (includes instant digital download) or you can preorder all 4 EPs (SW, NE, SE, NW) as a discounted bundle.
Each EP is limited to just 300 hand-numbered copies on gem colored vinyl & features artwork by Mackie Osborne, with all four parts forming one complete "treasure map".