Gekkyukekkaichi (Strange Attractors Audio House)

Tsurubami 

Gekkyukekkaichi (Strange Attractors Audio House)

Acid Mothers Temple ringmaster Kawabata Makoto claims he channels his music from a divine entity. If you've heard any of his back catalog, the admission seems plausible. In Tsurubami, the Japanese guitarist teams with drummer Emi Nobuko (Makoto's ex-bandmate in Tenkyo No To) and bassist and fellow AMT member Higashi Hiroshi to strafe the heavens with a free-noise rock din that summons and surpasses Sonny Sharrock. The 23-minute title track (one of two on the disc) establishes Tsurubami's intense M.O.: Makoto's ascending, reverbed helix of guitar billows while Nobuko thrashes a jazzy chaos. But Makoto obliterates all in his path, his shattered chords oscillating into hall-of-mirrors disorientation. It's as if he's harnessing a supernova in his pickups. We lose all moorings with reality and enter Tsurubami's turbulent dimension of sonic wrath, a realm of almost unendurable alienness.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Dave Segal

Latest in Hear & Now

Most Popular Stories

Facebook Activity

All contents ©2015 Kansas City Pitch LLC
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of Kansas City Pitch LLC,
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.

All contents © 2012 SouthComm, Inc. 210 12th Ave S. Ste. 100, Nashville, TN 37203. (615) 244-7989.
All rights reserved. No part of this service may be reproduced in any form without the express written permission of SouthComm, Inc.
except that an individual may download and/or forward articles via email to a reasonable number of recipients for personal, non-commercial purposes.
Website powered by Foundation