Based on "The Drummer" vinyl EPs, Jeff Mills created a 26 track project under the same title including 12 completely new materials. Mills communicates through only a classic Roland TR-808 Drum Machine, exclusively made for The Purpose Maker/Axis. Each track dedicated for the masters of the art form of Drumming like: Neil Peart, Billy Cobham, Buddy Rich and others, Mills explores how drum patterns and rhythms remain communicative on a higher level that has endured through evolution of humanity.
"There is very little chance I'll be able to acknowledge every great Drummer, but I'll try. A project like this has little meaning if we have no reference of how extraordinary and skillful each one of these highly gifted artists are. Take your time and explore the rare footages of each. - Jeff Mills"