Album Review

Heino, Keiji/O’Rourke, Jim/Ambarchi, Oren – “Imikuzushi” – [Black Truffle]

Roland Blunt   5/23/2012   12-inch, A Library

Third, full-length, sonic collaboration between Keiji Haino ( Fushitsusha ), Jim O’Rourke ( Gastr del Sol, Sonic Youth ), and Oren Ambarchi ( Phlegm, Sunn O))) ). Four side-long excursions of avante-psych-noise-rock-power trio wizardry that inveigle lunacy with unabashed recalcitrance. Haino’s ( Guitaxe, Voice ) knack soars, screeches, careens, and slices through O’Rourke ( Bass ) and Ambarchi’s ( Drums ) unalloyed pulsating rachis. His guitar toils like odium furrowing rows in your mind, while his voice arrives at will. The blatant wielding of effects transform his instrument into a finely ground hammond organ…a mutated, ululating synthesaur…and a diamond-tipped drill bit…bent, thrashing, writhing…carving its way into your sensibilities.

Side A ( 13:40 ) – Tout de suite maelstrom churning fervently at the edge of cohesion.

Side B ( 16:52 ) – Turned stirrings in a brown study ascend to a manic, blue, clobbering groove.

Side C ( 22:26 ) – A measured dervish slinks about the alluring lick of a proscribed blaze.

Side D ( 17:37 ) – Tout de suite toe-tapper conjuring a Hendixian soniverse perhaps a few more stones from the Sun than three…

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