Live At Shibuya Echo
Black Petal #39
More supremely disobedient a-formal destructo rock from the sainted Breakdance The Dawn cabal, this time it's Antipan minus one member, hence the name-change. Here we have Matt Earle (Breakdance/Muura/Craft Bandits/you name it) on guitar, Anthony Guerra (Black Petal et al) on drums and Nick Dan on bass and vocals. Recorded live at Echo in Shibuya, Tokyo in 2010 by Earle, this may be the wildest side of Antipan music to date with a bass that sounds like a huge electrified rubber band, a guitar that combines crude single-note Blues stomps with cranky Rudolph Grey-isms and drums that mix the detonating style of Rashied Ali with the caveman ugh of yr favourite pluke. Tracks are held together with the flimsiest of refusenik logic, with Guerra keeping it martial even when the strings are expiring in gasps of tortuous feedback. Think early Royal Trux via The Shaggs via Kito Mizukumi Rouber and spin it next to your favourite 'punk' 7 for an eye-opening lesson in total musical freedom. Impossibly great, with the usual beautiful packaging from Black Petal.