Wednesday, October 6, 2021

The Cooking Errchestra – Live At ICC 2-20-2000


Live At ICC 2-20-2000 (Album) album cover

Epic one-off collaboration between Masaya Nakahara of Violent Onsen Geisha/Hair Stylistics, Shusaku Hariya of Computer Soup and some other people, playing a great mix of free jazz, musique concrete, fried electronics and some AMAZING Gerogerigegege-like sex moans near the end! 2000 cd on Cha-Bashira.



Monday, October 4, 2021

Million Brazilians – Poderoso Monicato

Poderoso Monicato  (LP, Album) album cover

At this point, MB had already started shifting into the sprawling psych/free jazz/ambient fourth world primitive cannibal spaceship that they now are, and this one is really a recording you can get lost in. 2015 LP on Psychic Sounds.


Saturday, October 2, 2021

Million Brazilians – Cult Music Of Ajitz


Cult Music Of Ajitz (LP, Limited Edition) album cover

This is the first full-length LP of MB, and I like it more than Hideous Visions. It has a much more rudimentary and lo-fi sound, based almost exclusively on various percussions that border on gamelan accompanied by wind instruments and it has a cryptic cannibal ritual atmosphere. 2010 LP on Psychic Sounds.


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Konstantia Gourzi – Anájikon

Anájikon (Album) album cover

Greek modern classical composer, moods alternating between mournful homages to Mozart, ominous percussive ballet improvisations and epic string quartets. One of the best ECM releases in a long time. 2021 cd on ECM.


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Razen - Rim Saraband

Rim Saraband () album cover 

One of the most "acoustic" but highly droned-out recording of Razen, featuring immersive jams with Eastern wind and string instruments. Awesome. 2013 tape on Sloow Tapes.



Sunday, September 26, 2021

Raymond Dijkstra, Louise Landes Levi – In The Face Of Faceless Eye


In The Face Of Faceless Eye (LP, Limited Edition, Numbered, Special Edition) album cover

Unnerving collaboration between Louise Landes Levi reciting poetry and Raymond Dijkstra (head of Des Astres d'Or label) doing evil sound collage, not too far away from Ruth White's Flowers Of Evil. 2019 LP on Des Astres d'Or.