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1 stars What happens if you blend the extreme Japanese zeuhl/thrash of Ruins, with the free-est of free jazz in Derek Bailey? The answer is this mess. Were the trio actually in the same postcode when this was recorded? Who knows. It's not possible to analyse individual tracks as I'll just end up repeating myself. All of them are just a jumble of random jamming but here are some of the differences... Shivareyanco and Zombovischem starts without the improv jams and instead begins with some shrieky Zeuhl vocalisations before they start mucking about. In Obangdoh there's a bit of it in the middle. Manugan Melpp contains no drumming and is just some guitar tuning, mercifully less chaotic. Dhamzhai/Sytnniwa is 22 minutes long (all the rest are 5 or 6), but this doesn't mean there's any real point of difference, its still just improv and jamming, although the drumming is done with some actual rhythm, at least to start with. Halfway through that track is the very best part of the album: two minutes of silence. Then it starts again. Worse ways to spend an hour but plenty better.
bartymj | 1/5 |


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