Mike Kuhn, the drummer for 1994!, continues to do what he does best outside of his stalwart band: Beat the shit out of his drum set with mathematical precision. He has released multiple solo albums, with some guest noisemakers, and they’re just that—predominantly solo percussion. There’s no doubt that his drumming is phenomenal but some fantastic booms and thwacksdon’t make an album. Fifteen songs of cymbals crashing is just as lobotomizing as someone sweep-picking on their Steve Vai signature. No matter how good you are, solo instrumentalists always have to be better. Some spitfire rapping over his beats would go a long way towards making this more digestible.
–Sean Arenas (Protagonist)