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Double CD of bleak and sinister metal-oriented improv from the duo of Jamie Saft on keys and bass and Mike Pride on drums and hostile and freakish vocals.

Bang Bang

Kalashnikov: Bang Bang (Veal)
Label: Veal    
Released in: USA    

Bleak and sinister metal-oriented improv from the duo of Jamie Saft on keys and bass and Mike Pride on drums and hostile and freakish vocals. Kalashnikov is another name for an AK-47, the Soviet assault rifle of choice. A fitting name for this band and release, as Mike Pride's drumming bangs out slamming bullets of percussive action while Saft builds thick distorted worlds of sounds fitting for warfare. Pride's intermittent vocals are bizarre interventions, cross-talk in the chaos, that work to punctuate (or puncture) the incessant drive of these pieces. The pair are joined by Yoshiko O'Hara (Bloody Panda) on vocals and Jonathan Moritz (Evil Eye and Trio Cavaet) on sax for the track "bluezz." Insanely thick and disturbing music.

Related Categories of Interest:

Improvised Music
NY Downtown & Jazz/Improv
Sound, Noise, &c.
Unusual Vocal Forms
Free Improvisation
Quintet Recordings

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Product Information:

Label: Veal
Catalog ID: VEAL 0005
Squidco Product Code: 9850

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2008
Country: USA
Packaging: 2 CDs in gatefold cardstock foldover
Recorded and mixed by Vin Cin at Electric Plant, Brooklyn, NY February 2008.


Jamie Saft-bass, MiniMoog, Yamaha Synthesizer, Circuits

Mike Pride-drumset, vocals, percussion, slide flute & Whiltes


Yoshiko O'Hara-vocals

Jonathan Moritz-tenor sax

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Track Listing:

Disc 1:

Hooks 58:21

Bang Bang 18:37

Disc 2:

Ascending the Pierced Throne 14:04

Word Organism 27:30

Nagual 10:45

This Could Be You 10:48