Wong, Dustin – “Mediation of Ecstatic Energy” – [Thrill Jockey Records]
Tres cool guitar intensity from Wong, whose music flows seamlessly from the first track to the last. Read the liner note story to see how the tracks get their titles. The energy is consistently ecstatic, from the noisiness of 1 right through to the loveliness of 14 (which features lyrics and vocals from Takako Minekawa). There is a feeling of Philip Glass on here as well. Beats on 4, 6, 10, and 13. A nice mediation for any set.