i know sounds like kinda 'all nz scene star' & akiyama. i went nuts when richard francis proposed this one 7 years ago and still go nuts each time i listen to it as totally love this conjuction - no matter in the beginning i was a bit sceptic about it, at least upon opening the pack and seeing the line up cos usually am allergic to 'big bands' but turned to be an exhilarating exception this one!!! -
ps: here's the press release too
when i first asked richard francis for a release i never expected to receive a cdr that will set absurd's central on fire! i wish i were present back in late july 02 at auckland (nz) to attend the performance of the quintet of tetuzi akiyama (the well known onkyo guitarist who plays here amplified acoustic guitar), campbell kneale (aka mr. birchville cat motel but also known for his releases on the ever amazing celebrate psi phenomenon playing here guitar sting & amplifier), clinton watkins (aka mr. doe/three playing here the electric guitar), stefan neville (aka pumice, occasionally member of various bizarre nz projects, but also known from his scatological comix series "city of tales" in conjuction w/ clayton noone aka mr. root don lonie for cash playing here intercoms, ukelele & turkish flute) & richard francis (aka mr. eso steel but also 20 city/cmr labels playin' here electronics & microphones), whose sound will blow people who (like me) are dying for the ever beloved nz drone rock scene or bizarre & hallucinating dronish improvisations. dronish background sounds, bizarre improvisations /experimentations, the almost "elementary" playing of akiyama create an atmosphere that will haunt you for the almost 50 minutes that this encounter (sadly) lasts. the more i listen to it the most obsessed i become with it!
ps2: my 2nd found artwork... at the time i was wondering bout it steve of harbinger sent me my distro copies of the small cruel party lp box, boxsets were packed in this piece of carton with this orange footstep which w/out 2nd thoughts 'lifted' as cover artwork. thanks steve!
another fave the sansomdavies 'live uncut vol.1' cdr (a question of re_entry #6). a stunning collaboration between matthew sansom & rhodri davies that you'll totally love. silskreened cover w/ artwork done by tasos & marina of dynasty zine.
hhhmmm can't recall how this one surfaced but i know i totally love it as i like the works of mj schumacher and stephen vitiello's. this one is no exception. out on 'a question of re_entry' (a kinda more in the spirit of a tapelabel vehicle) came in a mini dvd case.
another fave... i was fond of martin kuechen's work. wasn't familiar with ingar zach's work though but when veliotis handed the looper premaster i was astounded by its sound. must admit that thanks to nikos absurd has issued some of the finest projects he's been involved. actually was supposed to be an editions_zero release however it is as was out with it's 'scaninavian branch', 'utan titel'
download and enjoy delicate & lovely made sounds!!!!