success of Drumology in 2020, Rob Silverman and his brother Michael Silverman
were inundated by world renowned drummers wanting to participate on future
Drumology releases, and thus Rob
Silverman - Drumology Volume II was born kicking, screaming and begging to be
listened to. This release is a tour-de-force in music that melds various genres
centered around the baseline formed from creative and powerful drummers.
Silverman - Drumology Volume II
Drumology Volume II: Victory,
Sea Spray, Journey to a Crystal Planet, U Want Appice of Me, Avalanche, Moving
Mountains, Timber falls, Drum Dreams
Personnel: Rob Silverman: Drums on "Victory,"
"Timber Falls," "Drum Dreams" and "Avalanche" ; Billy Cobham: Drums on "Sea
Spray"; Mike Mangini: Drums on "Victory"; Todd Sucherman: Drums; Casey
Grillo: Drums on "Avalanche"; Glen Sobel: Drums on "Moving
Mountains"; John Spinelli: Drums on "Avalanche"; David Frangioni: Drums
on "Drum Dreams"; Kenny Aronoff: Drums on "Timber Falls"; Carmine
Appice: Drums; Vinny Appice: Drums; Jay Oliver: Keyboardist/Producer; Michael
Silverman: Pianist , Keyboardist; Larry Kornfeld: Bassist; Dweezil
Zappa: Guitarist; Michael Angelo Batio: Guitarist; Eric
Marienthal: Saxophonist; John Patitucci: Bassist; John Myung:
Bassist; Jerry Goodman: Violinist
Rob Silverman -
Drumology Volume II was produced by Rob Silverman, Michael
Silverman, and Jay Oliver and released on the Autumn Hills
label. Drumology II follows the successful release of Drumology in 2020 and
procedes the release of Drumology III later in 2022. All proceeds will benefit
the Neil Peart Fund for brain cancer research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The tracks on Drumology
Volume II were composed and tailored to the "personalities" of the
drummers. As Rob and Michael Silverman noted, "We wrote these songs to give the
guest artists plenty of latitude to interject their own personalities by
crafting the kinds of tempos, grooves and feels that the different drummers
prefer." They wrote songs across genres thus changing the tempo and beat
between rock, metal, jazz, fusion, and blues, while letting the musicians take
hold of the moment.
The opening track, Victory,
features Rob Silverman and Mike Mangini on the drum kits, along with John Myung
(Dream Theatre) on bass, and Michael Silverman on keyboards. With two of the foundational
bassline of the band Dream Theatre, the track Victory takes on the drive
and push of a progressive rock/metal track with a melodic beat for a solid intro
to open the doors for Drumology Volume II.
The track Sea
Spray features Billy Cobham and John Patitucci behind the skins, violinist
Jerry Goodman, bassist John Patitucci, and Michael Silverman on keyboards on
this jazz fusion track. This is a well-rounded track that "sings" to the
The track Journey
to a Crystal Planet has Rob Silverman and Todd Sucherman on drums, Michael
Silverman on organ, Larry Kornfeld on bass and a blazing sassy saxophone from Eric
Marienthal. The dueling drums sandwich the organ work and layer the bassline
for the sassy saxophone.
The track U Want
Appice of Me features Rob Silverman, Carmine Appice and Vinny Appice on
drums, Michael Silverman on keyboards, and bassist Matt Bollinger. The three-headed
drum "machine" along with a compelling bass pounds out a powerful sound that is
accentuated by the keyboards and guitar work, and ends is a roaring crescendo.
transitions to the track Avalanche featuring Rob Silverman, Casey Grillo
and John Spinelli on drums, Michael Angelo Batio on guitar, Michael Silverman
on keys and Larry Kornfeld on bass. The drums explode out and the bass pulsates
while the keyboards spread the news that this track is going to be "crazy," and
the "mad" laughing heard in the background early in the track says it all, let
The team moves
mountains on the track Moving Mountains featuring Rob Silverman and Glen
Sobel on drums, Michael Silverman on keys and Larry Kornfeld on bass. There is a
haunting chant at the beginning against the soft drumming which is accompanied
by background guitar and bass. The music then unwinds, and the band lets loose
unleashing a rollicking track with a soft closure.
Timber Falls is the next track on
the release to show "some skins in the game" featuring Rob Silverman and Kenny
Aronoff on the drums, Dweezil Zappa on guitar, Eric Marienthal on saxophone, Larry
Kornfeld on bass and Michael Silverman on keyboards. This track takes a
different direction leading off with keyboards and sets the table for the rest
of the band. The band trades off on leads between the keys, guitar, drums and
saxophone which makes for a refreshing and signature track on the release.
The release closes
with Drum Dreams featuring Rob Silverman and David Frangioni on drums,
Jay Oliver and Michael Silverman on the keys, and Larry Kornfeld on bass. Dream
Drums takes us home with a punctuation mark as the drums provide a slice of
the Neil Peart rolling drum sound paying tribute to the legend.
If you are a
percussion afficionado, a lover of the baseline, or you appreciate musical
virtuosos joining together for a purpose (Neil Peart Fund) and producing a
stellar release, then Drumology Volume II is a must release to own.
Websites where you
can procure Rob Silverman - Drumology Volume II: Apple,
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