12/2/14 – Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit – Secret Rhythms – 2002

Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit Secret Rhythms  2002 Cover Art

This is the first album in a series that producer multi-instrumentalist Burnt Friedman and Jaki Liebezeit, legendary CAN drummer have made together. The project reflects what they have discovered in the rhythms of other cultures – Secret Rhythms. Liebezeit’s metronomic drumming explores African, Indian and Arabic patterns and is connected via wires and spirit to Friedman’s ambient experiments and engineering skills.

This is a mesmeric music, a potent spell that is impossible to resist, simple and complex, it’s easy to follow but difficult to explain how or why it affects you. It is the essence of the mystery of music. What compels us to make music in this way and why do we find it so alluring? Jaki Liebezeit attaches a string to your chest and tugs at it finding the meter, finding the the rhythm of your heart. Burnt Friedman, takes your head in his hands and imbues your bones and your skin with sound and texture.