Alvin Curran’s sampled and synth percussion experiments collected on new LP





Drumming Up Trouble.

Alvin Curran is releasing a new album, called Drumming Up Trouble, via Black Truffle this September.

The album features previously unreleased material recorded between 2018 and 2021 — plus a piece from the early ’80s — focusing on his experiments with sampled and synthesised percussion.

Curran’s long-standing interest in drumming “belongs to the radical investigation of music’s fundamental elements,” the label notes.

Drumming Up Trouble follows Black Truffle’s archival release of Arnold Dreyblatt & Paul Panhuysen’s Duo Geloso LP, earlier in August.

Pre-order Drumming Up Trouble from Bandcamp in advance of its 2nd September release; check out the artwork and tracklist below.


1. Bay Area 1
2. Rollings
3. Bay Area 2
4. End Zone
5. Field It More

Photo: Ian Douglas