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Kayo Dot



4.25 | 365 ratings

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4 stars Kayo Dot's debut album was released on Tzadik label, so you can expect Zorn's genius under their sound. Dark chaotic violence mixed with acoustic grace and atmospheric elegance. Free form compositions, strongly rooted in free form music ( ambient and partially free-jazz).

No way easy listening - strange and unusual rhythms and structures are melted with nervous noisy metal explosions. Sound is full of strings - guitars, cello, violin. And sound is full of free space. Voices are strange, sometimes dreamy, sometimes crazy. And brass sound is there as well.

They know, what each sound is, and how important it is. Minimalistic avant-garde? Not really, but their music borrowed something from that beast for sure.

Something in this music reminds me experimental Miles Davis albums. And Zorn's Naked City. Even if Kayo Dot is really far away from them both. Possibly, same atmosphere.

Interesting, fresh, experimental, avant and ... really good work.

snobb | 4/5 |


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