A membranophone is any musical instrument which produces sound primarily by way of a vibrating stretched membrane. It is one of the four main divisions of instruments in the original Hornbostel-Sachs scheme of musical instrument classification. Most membranophones are drums.
Hope that helped as an introduction to OdD Music’s new Drum TECHNOlogy EP. This is the first time they’ve featured here since last summer’s willy referencing Lignum Vitae. Opener Drum Technology is a lovely piece of minimal techno, with a focus on the beats but not to the exclusion of a little gentle melody tucked unobtrusively into the background. Dutty Drumskin offers more minimal sounds. Closer, Squiggle & Flam is more of a DJ tool.
If you want more, how about this rather fine podcast for free download
Rhythm, Swing and tempo are controlled by this ancient instrument.
The heartbeat of the soul that covers every frequency of the harmonic spectrum but can hide behind the scenes of the greatness it creates!
Most people hear the bass, melodies or vocals more
because when drums are at their best the rest can shine bright!
They are the mechanical cogs of this musical machine we love,