Four lengthy, fairly dirgey jams from Laswell, Yoshihide and Yasuhiro. Otomo’s an amazing guitar player! Who knew? I always assumed he was more of a turntablist/manipulator, but as an axe-grinder he’s no slouch.
Sometimes the tunes take on a dub-like quality – a Laswell trait.
This sounds like music made while coming off of a bad acid trip in Yokohama, Tokyo or a sushi joint in New York.
(5/29/07) This is a repost for someone who wandered into my old blogger incarnation – and a timely one, too. I just recently accidentally deleted everything from my iPod, which wouldn’t have been such a big deal if I didn’t have lots of stuff on it exclusively. This album is one that I thought perished forever (along with more than one un-backed up album*) until I remembered that I burned it onto a CD. Crap! – When do I EVER make CDs anymore? So, luckily for us, here it is.
*The others I’ve noticed so far (inasmuch as I miss them): Peter Hammill – Nadir’s Big Chance; The Orb – Auntie Aubrey’s Excursions Beyond the Call of Duty pt. 1, and lots and lots of single tracks.