Kindred Spirit Drums
Kindred Spirit Steel Drums, created by maker Brynn Clingwall, is located on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, Canada. Brynn has been passionate about making steel percussion instruments the last 5 years, and in this time he has attained a very high level of refinement in the offerings Kindred Spirit shares with the world, and proudly stand alongside world-class makers due to the exceptional quality. Whether you are a new player or an experienced musician, these exquisite instruments are sure to strike a harmonious chord with you!
About the Drums
Kindred Spirit Steel Drums are coated internally and externally with a highly durable powder-coated finish so they will never rust or tarnish. A special powder-coat blend gives each one an exquisite depth and uniquely beautiful gradient. Countless hours have been spent refining these amazing drums and KSD guarantees every note will ring clearly and without impedance whether struck with mallet or fingers.
Meet the Drum Models
Primordial Mini (8 Notes) - 8" - Smallest instrument by Kindred Spirit, very transportable, high and warm scales.
Primordial (8 Notes) - 12" - Most economic larger model
Helios (10 notes) - 12" - Model with split tongues and gorgeous overtones, most resonant and highly vibrational
Each instrument comes standard with:
- internal and external power-coated finish (base and top coat)
- internal rubber dampening system
- wooden sound-hole plug to improve the bass frequencies
- high quality rubber feet
- instruction booklet
- set of house-made mallets
Every instrument is backed by a 15 day money back guarantee, a 30 day exchange program, and a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.
About the Maker
Message from Brynn:
"At Kindred Spirit Steel Drums we are striving to 'Create Vitality Through Sound.' Vitality means to be in a state of strength, action and energy which I feel comes with the excitement of playing a melodious steel percussion instrument. Right now the world is in great need of a resurrection. The revival of the unhindered joy of playing music, to help return vitality to the soul which will aid in the removal of teh apathy that the modern world seems to foster in the human psyche.
Today there is a separation in our society between music players and music listeners and this does a great disservice to the collective consciousness as a whole. The ability to freely create music is one of the most healing things we can do as humans, as music has been a vehicle for spirituality and personal growth for thousands of years. Hand-based steel percussion has the ability to create a connection between the player and their own inner-world regardless of age or musical experience. These instruments can be used to attain a deep meditative state, for healing purposes, and for care-free experimentation with music. In this way, I believe Steel Tongue Drums and Handpans can be a vehicle for transcendence and healing in ways that other instruments cannot.
I feel there is something very special about steel instruments, that resonates on a deep and profound note for many people. Iron and subsequently steel are children of the industrial age of humanity, and they have helped our species attain heights of technological precision that were thought impossible for many generations. For this reason, I believe steel holds a special palce in the roots of our collective imagination and is a visible achievement in many different facets of human endeavors.
Thank you for choosing Kindred Spirit Steel Drums, may we soar to ever greater heights, on the wings of singing steel.
With A Deep Bow of Gratitude,
Brynn Clingwall, Founder of Kindred Steel Drums"