Album Remarks & Appraisals:
There is not a single object in the world which can't make a sound," says Julian Sartorius. This is why he added a wide range of objects to his drum-set: rare wooden mallets, other musical instruments, strange utensils and daily life objects. In his drum studio in Berne, Switzerland you can find rotating vibrators, Spanish goat bells, air tubes, bullroarers, an old African marimba, rubber balls, a shruti box and an array of different metal: this is what Sartorius' calls "creative chaos" or "Zatter" in his Bernese dialect. Like many of his European jazz-drumming ancestors, Julius Sartorius has built his own percussion set to develop his own sound. His debut solo album "Beat Diary"- a sound diary of 365 entries - placed him at the centre of the world of soloist drummers. This album, recorded 'live' with no overdubs, cuts or electronic effects, guides the listener into a fantastic world of sounds and rhythms, with no loss of tranquil moods and abstract atmospheres.
Personnel: Julian Sartorius (bullroarer, glockenspiel, drums, cymbals, kalimba, gong).
Audio Mixer: Martin Ruch.
Liner Note Author: Julian Sartorius.
Photographer: Julian Sartorius.