One of Andy Summers’ tracks for the new album Tribulominiscence, “Adinkra” was featured by the Billboard magazine.
“Adinkra” was one of the album’s more labored-over tracks, going through what Summers calls “some incredible changes. I had a sound on one of the devices that sounded almost like a full Indian orchestra. I was so taken with it I thought, ‘Oh my God, what an amazing sound,’ so I laid down the melody that you hear as ‘Adinkra.’
But then I had another drummer play on it but it came out almost like a Middle Eastern belly dancing rhythm, which at the time I thought was really cool but then as I sort of lived with it I came up with another rhythmic idea myself on drums that gave it a different attitude and made it more of a West African track, sort of a High Life guitar style around the melodic line. I was trying to find the sort of inner voice of the piece, if you like, and that’s when I thought, ‘OK, I’ve got the attitude now. It’s much cooler. It’s got soul.’
The article was written by Gary Graff.
Read more and listen to “Adinkra” on Billboard.com.