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    Larsen + Z’ev – “In V.tro” – [Important Records]

    larsen_zev
    Check the images on this 2011 CD, they
    are from an Anatomy Institute in Larsen’s
    homeland, Italy. This combo release is
    evidently a soundtrack to images from
    there during 1935-85. Like the cells shown,
    this release is undergoing mitosis. The
    first 6 tracks are a *live* collaboration
    between renowned percussionist Z’ev and
    the band, indeed the lead off segment is
    heavy on the medical drum, subsequent
    sounds have bouncing strings, synth
    digeridoo waves, and Z’ev is much more
    in the background. Hovering, trance
    ambient rock. The last live slice, #6,
    presages what is to come. Working a sort
    of Pan Sonic blipbeat, the band adds
    dramatic flourish in minimalist layers.
    Dreyblattian? The last 5 tracks are
    “The Aural Mix” more lab than live,
    and equal parts brooding and breeding.
    I think Z’ev did the mix, and he really
    chose subtlety and headphone swirl over
    insistent tribal rhythms. I preferred
    the darker studio work for its mad
    scientist moves. In V.Tro indeed!

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on December 12, 2013 at 11:24 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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    Awesome song i just heard here
    Part 2. Going to seek it out asap.

    Love kfjc!!

  • Comment by john, December 20th, 2013 4:32 pm

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