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Drum Music

Turning Jewels Into Water: “Our Reflection Adorned by Newly Formed Stars”

by Rupert Bottenberg

Brooklyn-based percussionists-plus Ravish Momin and Val Jeanty, the pair at the heart of Turning Jewels Into Water, are building their own supernational language of drums and electronics. In a reversal of their name, the duo and their guests transmute their flow of soundwaves into shiny gems (with occasional sharp edges), gathered on their forthcoming album Our Reflection Adorned by Newly Formed Stars, due out in late August. Here’s the video for the title track and lead single, for which director Art Jones has filtered the footage into jagged, flickering shards, a seductive conflagration of colours and bodies in motions.

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