Friday, April 16, 2010

Keiji & Tatsuya's Musical Alchemy: Everyday Metal Turned Into Gold

January 27, 2009—We come to the final installment in our latest survey of recent Tzadik releases. Today’s is part of Tzadik’s New Japan series and it is brash, uncompromising, yet exciting music. Multi-instrumentalists Haino Keiji and Yoshida Tatsuya team up for Uhrfasudhasdd, a second installment of their fearless assault on the senses.

This is a vibrant music of metal-derived loops and longer cycles using electric guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals and found sounds in various stages of electronic transformation. It is like a bracing dip in an ice-cold stream—not everybody will welcome the initial discomfort, but those that do know they will feel the better for it afterwards. I did.

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