Monday, June 04, 2018

Otomo Yoshihide & Paal Nilssen-Love - 19th Of May 2016 [PNL Records 039]

To be released in mid-June via Paal Nilssen-Love's very own label PNL Records is "19th Of May 2016", a collaborational album effort which sees the Norwegian drummer team up with Japanese experimental composer Otomo Yoshihide for a live joint at the DOM Cultural Center in Moscow at exact the date given in the albums title. Produced with the help of the Noize wizard Lasse Marhaug the outcome of this session are two long and uncompromising tracks spanning the whole album - "Cat" at nearly 17 minutes playtime and "Dog" exceeding the 28 minutes mark. On both recordings we see the two musicians taking things to the very extreme, pushing the boundaries of their individual instruments to the farthest with thundering drum outbursts and highly distorted guitar attacks, aiming towards both pure distortion and sonic violence whilst showcasing how to master the string instrument on a next to next level whilst occasionally breaking down into inward-looking, contemplative sequences of partly psychedelic qualities. Hard to take in, yet one for the die-hard fans of the more extreme edge of the musical spectrum.

Album artwork on Instagram!


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