If I had a choice of picking just two instruments to create the perfect song, I would choose the drums and the bass guitar. I’m partial to the drums, since I play the drums myself and would actually appreciate a song with just drum playing. That said, I’d love to hear a group that can pull off songs with just drums and vocals – could that really work?
Though I haven’t had the chance of making the perfect song – this band comes quite close. Enon’s “Knock That Door” chooses my recipe of drums and bass with a few sprinklings of keyboard sound effects for added flavour. Not only that, you get an added dose of sweet with Toko Yasuda’s Japenese inflected vocals. It works really, really well.
Listen to Knock That Door