By defying convention and weaving together seemingly incompatible global threads of influence, Andre Afram Asmar won over audiences and critics alike with his world-beat/dub/hip-hop offering racetothebottom. Asmar now concentrates on the element that ties these genres together: the drum. Transmigration attaches indigenous drumming, performed by Asmar and over twenty collaborators, to sampled percussion in a celebration of one of the earliest forms of aural communication. Understanding the importance of setting, he veers from studio precision to experimenting with outdoor locations, allowing the environment into the recording. This entirely drum based vinyl-only release is a beautiful detour into a world where percussion reigns supreme.