Percussive Maintenance is an initiative by drummer Simon Popp and Squama aimed at forming new ties through improvisation. For the monthly events at ZIRKA in Munich, Simon invites fellow artists to engage in an open-format collaboration. The second episode featured Embryo’s Marja Burchard on vibraphone and the recording is now available on tape in a limited edition.


May 13, 2022, 21.00, Squama studio at ZIRKA Munich
Recorded and Mastered by Simon Popp
Designed by Maximilian Schachtner

  • Popp


    Raised on an old farm in rural Bavaria, Simon Popp started playing the drums at the age of 9. During his studies at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Munich, he extensively studied music from countries like Ghana, Benin, India and Cuba where rhythm is central to culture.

    • Percussive Maintenance (2)

      White printed transparent cassette tape.
      Limited edition of 50 copies.

      € 15
      • Laya

        180g vinyl

        € 21
        • Devi

          180g vinyl

          € 21
          • Blizz

            180g vinyl, comes with risograph printed inlay
            *Pre-order* ships around November 2022

            € 24