King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard drummer Michael Cavanagh has announced a new solo project as Cavs, with his debut self-titled album set for release via PHC Films.
Alongside the album announcement, Cavanagh has shared a John Angus Stewart-directed short film called T2JD, which sees Cavanagh performing a ten-minute drum solo on S16mm film.
“T2JD is a ten-minute, completely improvised drum solo named after one of my all time favourite films,” Cavanagh explains. “I see T2JD as a jam between me and director John Steward. He circled me like a caged lion as I fed him raw meat.”
Watch T2JD below.
“When it comes down to it there are few ways to express a live performance on screen. Especially when it comes to a drum solo,” Stewart adds. “If you shoot with multiple angles the pacing of the edit interferes with the rhythm and pace of the performance. Shooting on a circular track with the ability to rise above and drop below was the only way to show a solo of this kind without compromising the energy of the performance.”