Toshi Kasai

Plan D

Catalog #: JNR309    Release Date: 12/31/2020

$ 7.00 USD  

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Toshi Kasai, the legendary recording engineer & producer, has a new project: Plan D. Enlisting the best drummers in the world as his "source material", Plan D is one of the most unique projects in modern music.

From his LA studio, Toshi created a complex drum-triggering system that is the catalyst for Plan D. He's spent the last several years luring drummers into his Sound of Sirens studio, and just 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. What results is some of the craziest sounding prog-like instrumental music you're likely to ever hear.

Plan D is a project with four distinct installments (SW, NE, SE, NW), featuring the following drummers:

Angela Lese (Jax Hollow, Raelyn Nelson Band)
Ches Smith (Secret Chiefs 3, Marc Ribot, Mary Halvorson)
Clem Burke (Blondie, Eurythmics)
Coady Willis (Big Business, Melvins, The Murder City Devils, Hew Time)
Dale Crover (Melvins, Redd Kross, Nirvana, Hew Time)
Danny Frankel (Lou Reed, Kamikaze Ground Crew, Urban Verbs, Bo Diddley)
Dave Lombardo (Mr Bungle, Misfits, Suicidal Tendencies)
Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, David Lee Roth, Electric Light Orchestra)
Kyle Stevenson (HELMET, Big Collapse)
Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden)
Matt Chamberlain (Fiona Apple, Bob Dylan, Bill Frisell)
Mindee Jorgensen (Dale Crover Band, Dangerously Sleazy, ModPods)
Joe Plummer (Mister Heavenly, Cold War Kids, The Shins, Hew Time)
John Tempesta (The Cult, White Zombie, Testament)
Paul Christensen (Qui, hepa.Titus)
Pej Mon (Satyasena, Secret Chiefs 3, Girth)
Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction, Porno For Pyros, Infectious Grooves)
Troy Zeigler (Serj Tankian, Juliette Lewis, Buckethead)

"Plan D is a musical demonstration built for Dimension, Duration, and Dynamics. My long time desire became real and it's even better than I planned because of the support from talented, experienced drummers. The unique and individual styles of drumming each tell a different story. It became an experimental, conceptual project. I directed their stories by writing notes on the synthesizer and triggering them by drum hits" - Toshi Kasai
"Plan D is what happens when one of the best recording engineers/producers goes crazy with a bunch of world class drummers" - Dale Crover (Melvins)
"Toshi Kasai understands us drummers. This amazing collection of drum vignettes is a perfect example of how Toshi hears the music in our rhythmic patterns. I am not sure how he did it, something including MIDI I presume, but none of that matters-Plan D stands on its own as a completely new musical entity and I’m super proud to be a part of it" - Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden)

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