Greg Fox: Drummers Special
The avant-garde drummer extraordinaire highlights his favorite drum practitioners from across the musical spectrum, from Aphex Twin and Alice Coltrane to Lightning Bolt.
While there’s little doubt that drum machines and music software are responsible for generating much of the percussion that dominates today’s music, an artist like Greg Fox is proof that there’s truly no substitute for a highly skilled drummer. Born and bred in New York City, he’s been involved in literally dozens of records in recent years, working with a diverse range of artists and ensembles that includes Liturgy, ZS, Ben Frost, Colin Stetson, Skeletons, Hieroglyphic Being and Man Forever, to name just a few. Using a hybridized electroacoustic drum setup, his solo work—both under his own name and as GDFX—ventures into uncharted sonic territory, while his efforts as the captain of Guardian Alien trend toward spastically freeform psychedelia.