PAINTED IN EXILE – Eddie DeCesare “These People”

Check out this drum playthrough of “These People” by Eddie DeCesare of Long Island’s Painted in Exile. The track is taken from their recently released album The Ordeal. Blending all kinds of musical genres together, the band are a solid mix of classic rock, jazz, classical and even touch upon a hip-hop influence.

The album was recorded by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist) as a result of a fully successful Indiegogo campaign, surpassing the $15,000 dollar mark which was their target. You can pick the album up here.

The playing in the video looks effortless and the tune has a really nice flow to it. It’s a great eclectic mix of playing styles as well and is weirdly satisfying to watch. There’s also some pretty sick footwork going on throughout. On the track Eddie said “From 0:00 – 1:20 the guitars go through a constant harmonic progression but rhythmically are playing the same ostinato repeatedly. If I had treated this as a traditional 4 bar cycle repeating, it may have sounded like one thrash groove for 1 minute and 20 seconds which in this context I felt would’ve overstayed its welcome. The idea was to compose one long phrase from the start of the song up until the point where the guitars change function at the point of the clean vocal entrance.” Listen to the track and hopefully that will make sense to you.

Eddie uses-

Gretsch Renown Maple drum set

18×22 Bass drum
8×10 tom
9×12 tom
12×14 floor tom

Mapex birdseye maple snare drum
6×14

Zildjian k custom hybrid crash (18), ride (20) and china (19)
Sabina aax stage hats (14) HHx stage Crash (16) & paragon splash.
Trick pro1v double pedals
Dw 9000 hi hat stand
Roc-n-soc drum throne

Give it a watch.

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Heavy Metal fan, hailing from Harrogate, UK