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    K2 – “Abdominal Electricity” – [Phage Tapes]

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    K2 is Kimihide Kusafuka (aka the man behind the Kinky Musik
    Institute). We’ve added sonic conflagrations from him in
    the past, including “Renal Ekonomix” and “Metaloplakia”, so
    he’s got some very visceral fixation with his very visceral
    sounds. This is what was once filed power electronics, I had
    hopes that it was going to be something more somatic, (passing
    a contact mic through for a duodenum duet, or maybe merging
    wires/nerves/signal processing). that notion was enhanced by
    the stunning artwork of Alonso Urbanos. However, K2 klaims
    this is a purer “junk electronics”; no computer, no MIDI and
    no metal junks. Just his multitracked Korg MS-20
    (http://www.vintagesynth.com/korg/ms20.php) switched on
    overload. Spring break for noisicians, and ring oscillators
    gone wild. The final track “Aerophobia” rang truest for me,
    patches where it seemed order was trying to hold off the
    onslaught. But from the opening “Epilogue No. 2” it is pretty
    clear that blitz and bombast are in charge. That track hits
    a near flatline finish. But “Bomb in My Stomach” is a video
    game possessed played by alien bikers. Some great moments though
    like the passage about 21 minutes in (yep, it’s a haul through
    harshness). On ye olde noise/brainiac connection turns out
    K2 is a published pathologist from the Shizuoka Cancer Center.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on August 28, 2011 at 12:32 am
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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