TIP OF THE TONGUE 20 DECEMBER 2014


Razen
Remote Hologram
KRAAK K-084
2xLP
OUT OF STOCK!

 

Massively potent new double LP set, beautifully presented, from this Brussels-based quartet who marry early music instrumentation to mind-splitting modern psychedelic drone: joining the likes of the amazing France and Toad, Razen push the drone potential of medieval instruments like hurdy gurdy as well as santur and bombus, shawm, bass and sopranino recorder, ondes-martenot and church and chapel organ into realms of total sensory overload, playing an incredible version of futuristic ancient music that marries monolithic Kraut scale with the kind of cosmos-spanning devotional intent of Hermann Nitsch's harmonium and church organ works or Tangerine Dream's early planet gobbling masses. Across four sides of vinyl the group cross dead air sirens with moments of austere sequencer, the kind of dark, violent ritual of the Urabe/Mukai sessions, fantasy slow-motion Albert Ayler plays the music of Lothar & The Hand People moments and huge string symphonies that slow the Third Ear Band to the point of elegiac, eternal music. Fantastic and highly recommended.

 



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