ToPaRaMa -- release date June 17, 2014
ToPaRaMa is a true meeting of the minds. It’s a one-of-a-kind release that captures the explosive energy of drummers Pat Mastelotto and Tobias Ralph. But ToPaRaMa isn’t a typical chops-driven "drummersʼ album." It’s a disc of artfully-composed pieces, full of melodic elements and infectious grooves. Recorded by Mastelotto and mastered by Unsung Productions, the album combines influences as diverse as Weather Report’s funk-fueled jazz-rock, King Crimson’s polyrhythmic- prog stylings, Peter Gabrielʼs Passion and shape-shifting post-rock.