Skip to main content



Featured Post

100 Acres of Hell 2019 Sinhala Subtitles

Synopsis After suffering a career ending injury and family tragedy Wrestling Champ Buck Severs travels to an abandoned wildlife preserve with his friends for 'Bro's Weekend'. They become the targets of a deadly manhunt and Buck must find the warrior in himself to fight the psycho inbred mutant killer that stalks through the preserve.

Watch Or Download Now..

El Camino A Breaking Bad Movie 1080p Watch Now - Click Here
Harvie and the Magic Museum 720p Watch Now - Click Here
The Lion King 2019 Watch Now - Click Here
Wonder Woman Bloodlines 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
The Boat 2018 720p Watch Now Click Here
Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 720p Watch Now Click Here
My Soul To Keep 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
Semper Fi 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
The Secret Life of Pets 2 2019 Watch Now Click Here
Toy Story 4 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
The Death and Return of Superman 2019 720p Watch Now Click Here
Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw 2019 720p Watch NowClick Here
Spider-Man Far from Home 2019 720p Watch NowClick Here
Rogue Warfare 2019 720p Watch NowClick Here

Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit - April is the Cruellest Month Music Album Reviews

Unreleased at the time, the Japanese guitarist's elemental free jazz opus provides the missing link between Albert Ayler, Merzbow, and Acid Mothers Temple.

Few record labels provided succor for generations of freaks, seekers, and weirdos like ESP-Disk. Founded by lawyer Bernard Stollman in New York’s bustling East Village in 1963 to promote the language of Esperanto, it soon pivoted to another kind of international language—music—introducing to the world the searing, ecstatic jazz of Albert Ayler and Sun Ra as well as the stoned folk of the Fugs and Pearls Before Swine. The ESP catalog still sounds like little else in recorded music, radically obliterating all preconceived notions of what a saxophonist, a jazz singer, percussionist, or rock band might sound like. If only the label had gotten to the singular guitar of Masayuki “Jojo” Takayanagi.

That was the plan back in 1975 at least, when Stollman first encountered the Japanese guitarist and offered to put out a record on ESP-Disk. Takayanagi and band recorded a session in the spring of year that only to lose touch with Stollman over the summer. By fall the label was bankrupt and Takayanagi’s April is the Cruellest Month sat on a shelf, only seeing release on CD in Japan some 16 years later. Now rescued by New York’s Blank Forms label, April attempts to properly answer the big “What if?”s around it and to properly place Takayanagi as paterfamilias for the likes of Keiji Haino, Merzbow, Acid Mothers Temple, Michio Kurihara, and the PSF roster. There’s no need to blow the dust off, as it sounds as vital and unfettered in 2019 as it did forty years ago.

Versed in blues, jazz standards, and modal excursions, but equally comfortable transforming his guitar into a gale-force storm (this particular concert from 1972 highlights his astonishing range), Masayuki “Jojo” Takayanagi got his start in cool jazz bands back in the 1950s. But his development paralleled that of jazz from halfway around the world, in particular the likes of 1960s Coltrane, forever seeking new vistas even as it challenged and alienated audiences. Takayanagi began to explore the sound of feedback as well as the kinds of sounds he could make by lying his guitar on a table top and attacking it with all manner of objects, be it a violin bow or metal. There are aspects of his sound that bring to mind the likes of Western peers like Jimi Hendrix, Sonny Sharrock, Derek Bailey, or AMM’s Keith Rowe, but those players’ sensibilities rarely overlap save in Takayanagi’s work.

By the ‘70s, Takayanagi began to turn away from jazz completely, concerned less with chords and structure and more with conjuring elemental forces. One need only a few opening seconds from a live "Mass Projection" from 1973 to not so much hear as feel Takayanagi. April is the Cruellest Month captures Takayanagi during a fertile, frantic creative outburst in 1975, coming between formidable albums like Eclipse and Axis/ Another Revolable Thing. Had it come out back then, it would have been a mighty triumvirate for Takayanagi and a coup for the Japanese free-jazz scene, putting one of their most incandescent acts on the same roster as Ayler and introducing Japan’s music to the world at large. Similar in structure to Eclipse and Axis, April presents three different approaches across three long tracks gradually increasing in intensity and ferocity. “We Have Existed” features Kengi Mori’s flute, Nobuyoshi Ino’s kinetic bowed cello, and Hiroshi Yamazaki’s careening freeform percussion. Each member scrabbles away at their sound and Jojo’s guitar binds it all together. Approaching 20 minutes, “My Friend, Blood Shaking My Heart” is about as close as one can get to having a cyclone churn through your living room.

In the ‘80s, Takayanagi would collaborate with John Zorn and perform at international jazz festivals, but it was a missed opportunity to not have the Western world know what fierce sounds were arising from Japan. It would take until the 1990s for adventurous listeners to have their eardrums blown out by the likes of Keiji Haino, Les Rallizes Dénudés, and the like. How many budding young American guitarists might have stumbled across Takayanagi and April is the Cruellest Month knowing that they too could push even further into the unknown? Cruelly unreleased at the time, Takayanagi’s sound remains formidable and transformative.

View my Flipboard Magazine.

View the original article here





Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Rogue Warfare 2019 Sinhala Subtitles

Synopsis A group of military elite from the U.S., Russia, UK, China and France join forces to fight an elite underground terrorist network.

Huawei Launches Mate 30 Phones Without Google Apps

The launch of the much awaited Huawei Mate 30 was hampered due to the ongoing trade-war between China and the US. As a result, search engine giant Google has pulled its applications and services from the company’s new devices. The new device by Huawei was announced in Munich on September 19, 2019. The high-end Mate 30 series features Huawei’s latest class-leading camera and 5G technology.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 2019 Sinhala Subtitles

Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Accident Man 2018 Sinhala Subtitle

Accident Man 2018 Sinhala Subtitle

Mike Fallon, the Accident Man, is a stone cold killer whose methodical hits baffle the police and delight his clients. He is the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into the London underworld and murdered by his own crew, Fallon is forced to rip apart the life he knew in order to hold those accountable and avenge the one person who actually meant something to him.

Libratone Track Air+ Review

If you want noise-cancelling wireless earbuds then Libratone has a good value offer. We review the Track Air+ headphones.
Should I Buy The Libratone Track Air+?
The real strength of the Track Air+ headphones lies in their all-round versatility and value for money.
Sound quality is very good, but these little earbuds also squeeze plenty of extra features into their elegant, minimalist design, including water-resistance, wireless charging case, and effective noise-cancellation technology – all at a very competitive price.