November 30, 2010

慈 / Affection - 灰野敬二 / Keiji Haino [1992]

Dark, lyrical, oftimes noisy but mostly gentle. Another side of Keiji Haino: improvising his way into, through and out of a series traditional song structures. Unlike jazzers taking a similar dismantling to source material grounded in MOR standards, Keiji centres his inspired syncopated strumming around Les Rallizes Denudes type grooves and melodies albeit sans wind tunnel squall and lo-fi aesthetic. Touching, romantic, and approaching genius.

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1 comment:

* * e d o * * said...

this looks amazing. thanks brotha!