Pan Gu – “Primeval Man Born of The Cosmic Egg” – [Utech Records]
Pan Gu hatched from an egg comprised of yin and yang, just as the music on this album exploded into being during the second improvisation between noise musician Lasse Marhaug and guitarist/singer Leslie Low. Low tempers the harshness of Marhaug in ways that make this an exquisite (and yes, pain is part of beauty) listen. 3 and 5 are particularly worth a listen, especially as you contemplate the cover art depicting death, which leads to life, in a neverending cycle. There is noise, and there is quiet, and the interplay is where the charm lies.