Kevin Drumm

Kevin Drumm

Real Name:
Kevin Drumm
Not to be confused with other Chicago-based musician, Kevin Drum AKA Kevin Collins.

Avant-garde tabletop guitarist Kevin Drumm was born and raised in 1970 in South Holland, IL, playing in a handful of rock bands before relocating to Chicago in 1991 to work at the city's Board of Trade. He soon began his experiments with prepared guitar, applying objects including magnets, binder clips, chains, a violin bow and even toenail clippers to distort the instrument's sound; in time Drumm befriended a number of members of Chicago's growing improv community, including Jim O'Rourke (with whom he served in Brise-Glace, additionally contributing to Gastr del Sol's Upgrade and Afterlife album and Ken Vandermark. In late 1997 Drumm made his solo debut with a self-titled (Perdition Plastics) and has released superb duo records with Taku Sugimoto (Sonoris), Axel Dörner, Martin Tètreault (both Erstwhile) and Ralf Wehowsky (Selektion).
His chameleon-like presence has been documented on a number of projects, each revealing new facets of his wide-ranging and unique talents on both guitar and electronics. Drumm seamlessly melds the worlds of acoustic and electronic sound, occasionally teetering on the edge of silence, yet always remaining impeccably musical.
Kevin Drumm has recorded and performed with Phill Niblock, Tony Conrad, Jim O'Rourke, MIMEO, Mats Gustafsson, John Butcher, Thomas Ankersmit, Taku Sugimoto and many others.
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Kevin Drumm Discography


per007 Kevin Drumm Kevin Drumm (Album) Perdition Plastics per007 US 1997 Sell This Version
meme003CD Kevin Drumm & Taku Sugimoto Kevin Drumm & Taku Sugimoto - Duo(CD, Album) Meme meme003CD Japan 1998 Sell This Version
BOXCD001 Kevin DrummTaku Sugimoto Kevin DrummTaku Sugimoto - Folie Á Deux(CD, Album) BOXmedia BOXCD001 US 1998 Sell This Version
PER 010 Kevin Drumm Second Perdition Plastics PER 010 US 1999 Sell This Version
charhizma 002 Dafeldecker* / Kurzmann* / Fennesz / O'Rourke* / Drumm* / Siewert* Dafeldecker* / Kurzmann* / Fennesz / O'Rourke* / Drumm* / Siewert* - Dafeldecker / Kurzmann / Fennesz / O'Rourke / Drumm / Siewert(CD, Album) Charhizma charhizma 002 Austria 1999 Sell This Version
Fringes 07 Bhob Rainey / Kevin Drumm Bhob Rainey / Kevin Drumm - 6 Standing Desert / Hasn't (1-5)(LP, Ltd, Cle) Fringes Recordings Fringes 07 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
M08 Kevin Drumm Comedy(CD) Moikai M08 US 2000 Sell This Version
SON-13 Taku Sugimoto - Kevin Drumm Taku Sugimoto - Kevin Drumm - Den(CD, Album) Sonoris SON-13 France 2000 Sell This Version
erstwhile 006 Kevin Drumm / Martin Tétreault Kevin Drumm / Martin Tétreault - Particles And Smears(CD, Album) Erstwhile Records erstwhile 006 US 2000 Sell This Version
erstwhile 015 Axel DörnerKevin Drumm Axel DörnerKevin Drumm - Axel Dörner • Kevin Drumm(CD) Erstwhile Records erstwhile 015 US 2001 Sell This Version
SCD 030 Ralf Wehowsky / Kevin Drumm Ralf Wehowsky / Kevin Drumm - Cases(CD, Album) Selektion SCD 030 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
mego 053 KD* Sheer Hellish Miasma (Album) Mego mego 053 Austria 2002 Sell This Version
AM261 Kevin Drumm / Aaron Dilloway Kevin Drumm / Aaron Dilloway - I Drink Your Skin American Tapes AM261 US 2002 Sell This Version
STS 059 Kevin Drumm And Lasse Marhaug Kevin Drumm And Lasse Marhaug - Frozen By Blizzard Winds(CD, Album) Smalltown Supersound STS 059 Norway 2002 Sell This Version
FER 1035 Kevin Drumm / Leif Elggren / Mats Gustafsson Kevin Drumm / Leif Elggren / Mats Gustafsson - DEG(LP, Ltd, Num) Firework Edition Records FER 1035 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
HN 104 Kevin Drumm Land Of Lurches (Album) Hanson Records HN 104 US 2003 Sell This Version
charhizma 020 Dafeldecker* / Kurzmann* / Drumm* / eRikm / Dieb13 / Noetinger* Dafeldecker* / Kurzmann* / Drumm* / eRikm / Dieb13 / Noetinger* - Dafeldecker / Kurzmann / Drumm / eRikm / dieb13 / Noetinger(CD, Album) Charhizma charhizma 020 Austria 2003 Sell This Version
none Dan Burke / Kevin Drumm Dan Burke / Kevin Drumm - Mort Aux Vaches(CD, Album, Ltd) Mort Aux Vaches none Netherlands 2003 Sell This Version
GROB 546 Walter* - Lonberg-Holm* - Drumm* Walter* - Lonberg-Holm* - Drumm* - Eruption(CD, Album) GROB GROB 546 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
ALP147CD Jeff ParkerKevin DrummMichael Zerang Jeff ParkerKevin DrummMichael Zerang - Out Trios Volume Two(CD, Album) Atavistic ALP147CD US 2003 Sell This Version
SPITE74 Kevin Drumm Impish Tyrant Spite (2) SPITE74 US 2004 Sell This Version
KPR 7 Kevin Drumm / 2673 Kevin Drumm / 2673 - Split(LP, Ltd) Kitty Play Records KPR 7 US 2005 Sell This Version
HOS-201 Prurient - Kevin Drumm Prurient - Kevin Drumm - All Are Guests In The House Of The Lord Hospital Productions HOS-201 US 2007 Sell This Version
iDEAL053 Kevin Drumm Purge (Album) iDEAL Recordings iDEAL053 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
EDITIONS mego 088 Daniel Menche And Kevin Drumm Daniel Menche And Kevin Drumm - Gauntlet (Album) Editions Mego EDITIONS mego 088 Austria 2007 Sell This Version

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June 22, 2013
edited about 1 year ago
Jaap Blonk got a nose bleed in Chicago and ABORTED CHRIST CHILDE and KEVIN DRUMM were there. Kevin always had good taste, even befor metal was in. How'd he chisel this discography and these affiliations out of a sound refusal to orthodoxy? When first interviewed by WW for his zine about Drumm's sweaty nig-rigged tabletop configs we never knew'd it go this far. It seemed too "experimental" to survive. Is he hiding something in that prominent brow that won't ALLOW him to make in a reg'lar way?
And how come

the one sound
he DON'T make

is his namesake?

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