absurd #28 cdr (tetuzi akiyama, clinton watkins, campbell kneale, richard francis, stefan neville)
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!