Thursday, October 29, 2009

Keiji Haino ( 灰野敬二 ) - Guitar Works I-VIII (1994)

| Avant-Garde | Free-Jazz | Experimental Guitar |

This is one in a series of 12 guitar-related seven-inch records released by Table of the Elements back in 1994. As the title says, this little coaster sports eight really short cuts of mood variety: from shy plinks and plonks to subtle wafts of cigarette smoke to little blasts of noise—all via a fairly dry electric guitar piloted by Keiji Haino. Highly influenced by Free-Jazz musicians (yeah, this might remind you of Derek Bailey a lot), this is one of Keiji's most experimental guitar albums, and by irony, one of his most short and simple. Though it feels directionless sometimes, it's a nice listening.

Catalog: Mg 12 (Table Of The Elements)
Album overview on Arcane Candy

1 comment: