San Jose, Calif., -- As 2012 rolls to an end, Enter Music Publishing, publishers of hip, drum/percussion magazines, is groovin’ full-speed ahead. So, it’s no surprise that DRUM! Magazine’s December Issue features Matt Cameron, discussing his odd time grooves with the reunited Sound Garden on King Animal. Complete issue contents here.
No Stranger To Odd Time
From Soundgarden’s hit “Black Hole Sun” to the 15/8 in a section of the new cut, “By Crooked Steps,” Cameron demonstrates musicianship and command of meter. Throughout the story, Cameron stresses the latter as key to playing in the pocket regardless of time signature. As author, Sam Pryor notes, “Soundgarden’s new songs are stocked with odd melodic groupings, odd-metered rhythms, and Cameron handles it all like Houdini.” Complete article here.