Sunday, September 20, 2009

Keiji Haino ( 灰野敬二 ) - Global Ancient Atmosphere (2005)

| Avant-Garde | Experimental Percussion |
| Psychedelic |

"Konokehai Fujirareteru Hajimarini" ("Global Ancient Atmosphere", or sometimes noted as "These Signs, A Sealed Beginning") is another percussion album (Haino's other albums here), this time a lot more experimental and less 'dark' or 'atmospheric' than "Tenshi no Gijinka" or "C'est Parfait". This is a live record, with no overdubbing, but with some 'realtime-loops' (but not as much as on "C'est Parfait") and a somekind of reverb and delay on the drumkit (yeah, it sounds as strange as it seems to be). The tracks are very spaced out, and Haino hits the drums with as much fury as precision. Silence is a important feature on this album, and if you turn the volume really high, you can hear the cymbals reverberating very lowly on the background, which is terrifically beautiful.

"A Warning and a Request No. 7" is my personal favorite, with a mix of desert-cymbals and very low-pitched strums, and a, somewhat, late rhythmical mess. No.6 is a incredibly massive song, and sound like a complete destruction of the drumkit. No. 3 is very intense, and at the end there's plenty use of electronic effects on the beat, that add a very chaotic experience to this album.

And that is indeed a beautiful copper-ish cover of Haino and his bizarre drumkit.

Catalog: PSFD-8021 (P.S.F. Records)

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