The title of this post is the name of a new album just released by my friend Aidan Andrew Dun. Over the years he has given me a number of demo tracks and live recordings but as far as I know this is his first published album since 1997 when he released “The Cool Shall Inherit” (he did record an album called Honeyland in early 2011 but I don’t think it was widely distributed). Like the earlier album this one is attributed to Third Temple Records but technology has moved on in the last 15 years and whereas “The Cool Shall Inherit” was distributed on CD, “Love’s the Drummer” is only available as a digital download for $9.99 from from cdbaby.
The tracks on the new album are not so much songs as poems set to music, with Aidan’s partner Lucie Rejchrtova on piano/keyboards. I had already heard most of the material performed live at the German Gymnasium in a series of events called “Winged Thoughts, Words and Music” which I mentioned in an earlier post, Poets at the Gym. It was great to hear it all together in a studio album and after a couple of listenings I would say my favourite tracks are “Son of Erin”, “Manchild” and “Fierce Moon” – but it is all good stuff.
You can preview the tracks here on cdbaby, and if you like what you hear please consider buying the album. Aidan is an uncompromising and visionary artist who is unlikely to achieve great commercial success so every download will be much appreciated.