has announced a new solo album called RAMU, due out for release on November 10th via Verve Forecast. And I’m already blown away by who I’m seeing helped him out on the

Co-produced by (formerly of ), the record features ’s , (from ), recordings from the late and , and unreleased field recordings by . [via]

Other artists that contributed to the project include on tabla, on bass, on talking drum, on conga, on guitar, (of ), and .

All in all it sounds pretty interesting, and the two tracks you can sample today are pretty wild. This isn’t the first time and team have played together in some context — remember “What Would I Want Sky?” — so I’m excited that these two have linked up.

And obviously it’s great to see some other fine percussion players contributing to the overall cacophony of drums that Hart usually delivers to the masses.

Check out the track “Big Bad ” below Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball…

Mickey Hart - Big Bad (Audio) ft. Tarriona 'Tank' Ball

Mickey really is a hot-head, though. Let’s hope his tour doesn’t kick off him kicking his equipment again…

. Sorry, I had to include that. :)


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