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» From "ADTOE....Best Mangini parts?" // September 12, 2011 10:41:16 AM UTC
Well, I think we will end up in a sort of "K. Moore vs J. Rudess part 2" contest here...
MM is certainly a much more technical drummer than MP (and Mike admitted that long ago...), but of course we will have many people preferring MP (most people in the world prefer Lada Gaga to DT, de gustibus...)
IMHO, Mangini has already proved all his skills here, and I love his drumming much much more than most of MP' staff. Few reasons why:
1) Dynamics. MM >>>>>>>>>>>>> MP. Portnoy basically only plays loud...MM can play anything from simple "soft background" druminng (e.g. BAI solo) to extremly heavy and violent staff (e.g end of BITS...btw, that part is crazy, listen carefully.)
2) "Unisons". MM loves to match parts of the drum kit with other instruments and then play unisons/ polyrythms during some riffs. You can hear a clear example of this already in the intro of OTBOA. Never heard MP do that before (except of course for straightword matches)
3) Polyrythms. I've read many people saying that there are none in this disc. The truth is that there are a few, but they are so smooth and perfect you don't even realize...Best example IMO is in BAI, somewhere around 2'30"..Mike plays again the main riff that is in 7/8+6/8+5/8+7/8 and here he superimposes a 4/8 riff (with a slight triplet feel) played with the hi hat. Fun thing is that even the dynamics of the parts are totally different. That is simply magic.
..and he didn't write the parts..I think in DT12 we will see his full talent. And it will be fun. :)
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