Rainer “Raikku” Tuomikanto is a busy man. Known of his innovative approach to drumming, combining elements of bombastic groove, hard-hitting solid beats and lightning fast execution with energetic live performances, he is constantly filling out the drummer duties on several touring and recording acts. Raikku is also a longtime Impression Cymbals endorser, so we reached out to him and asked a few questions about his current gigs, what he seeks in cymbals, and how he prepares for new challenges.
My approach for cymbal setups comes from the image training, but also from the air drumming I like doing so much. Air drumming shows me where I subconsciously feel that a certain cymbal should be.
Check out the whole interview with videos here.