Monday, October 5, 2009

Keiji Haino ( 灰野敬二 ) - So, Black Is Myself (1997)

| Avant-Garde | Noise | Drone | Experimental |

So, Black is myself happens to be Haino's most “empty” effort so far—one lifelong, 68-minute track of mystery electronic drone (other albums). At the 15-minute mark, low-pitched percussive knocks show up, followed by some pretty damaged rudra vina work about 12 minutes later and earliest-morning gargling vocals 10 minutes after that. These are among Haino’s lowest and most unusual vocals ever. In fact, it doesn’t even sound like him. An additional higher, louder drone joins in at the 48 minute mark accompanied by matching high-pitched vocal wails three minutes later. Some barely audible breaking glass signals “the end is near” as the sound fades away.

Catalog: ALIENCD 003 (Alien8 Recordings)
Album overview on Arcane Candy

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