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Amiritha Kidambi's Elder Ones
„The diverse range of Paiste instruments means that no matter the musical situation, I know they have something for me. And because of their peerless craftsmanship and caring artist services, I know that if I need cymbals on the other side of the world, they're going to be there for me and they're going to sound exactly like I expect them to! Thank you Paiste!“
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Max Jaffe is a drummer, improviser, and composer based in Brooklyn, NY. His solo music utilizes the Sensory Percussion system by Sunhouse, which enables a drummer to trigger and manipulate an endless variety of electronic sound. Armed with this technology, Max is able to create musical tapestries that are completely beyond the paradigm of the modern drum set. He aims to create a kind of soulful noise music, where the avant-garde intersects with the dance floor, where kinetic energy turns to stasis. Max is a longtime member of NYC art-rock collective JOBS, Amirtha Kidambi’s Elder Ones, and Leverage Models. He has toured extensively with producer Chrome Sparks, utilizing Sensory Percussion to help realize his live shows. He has also toured and recorded with Rubblebucket, Cass McCombs, Peter Evans, Ava Mendoza, Normal Love, Gavin Gamboa, Delicate Steve, David Wax Museum, Landlady, In One Wind, Steven Lugerner, and many others.
Sizes: 20", 22"
Sound character: Dark, warm, smoky, breathy. Fairly wide range, complex mix. Soft feel with a quick response. Very well crashable. Controllable, peppery stick sound over a dark layered oriental, smoky wash. A ride cymbal that can easily be used in a small jazz club setting and flourish in other styles such as blues or country music.
Sizes: 14", 15"
Sound character: Dark, full, soft, multi-layered. Medium wide range, complex mix. Soft, responsive feel. Velvety sizzling open sound. Rich, dark chick sound. A sensitive hi-hat perfectly suited for light to medium heavy use within Jazz, Blues, Country and other acoustic music styles.