Album Review

Nagai, Seiji – “Electronic Noise Improvisation 1999” – [Klimt]

cinder   8/16/2013   12-inch, A Library

Solo outing from Seiji Nagai, of the Taj Mahal Travellers. Recorded in 1999.
Dense, lush rolling improvised sounds swirl and twist like tendrils. There’s definitely electronics, and in between the cracks you can hear piano and keyboards. It’s psychedelic in its own way, where instruments and sounds melt and pour into each other like lava (lamps, ha!). Some are more droned out and slow, while others are quicker and more frenzied. Yet it all sounds harmonious, and almost raises you like a fizzy lifting drink. Lots of warping sounds, and trinkling effects. I noticed after, on the back he has a short blurb about each track, and he’s spot on with how I would describe each of them. There’s lots of layers and details on each side, fun to listen and shift your focus from one to the other.

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