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An unusual and captivating album of ethnic and tribal percussion, world reeds, and strange electronics from the trio of Jim Baker (electronics), Kyle Bruckmann (reeds, electronis) and Michael Zerang (drums).

Zerang, Michael / Kyle Bruckmann / Jim Baker
Psychotic Redaction

Zerang, Michael / Kyle Bruckmann / Jim Baker: Psychotic Redaction (Multikulti Project)
Label: Multikulti Project    
Released in: Poland    

"When I see two guys playing 'electronics' on one album I'm usually quite reserved. Take that into the account when I say:

From the very first seconds of a fuzzy electronic scratch, a wailing ancient horn and tribal rhythm this album is truly a blast!

So without a further ado let me get right into saying that it's absolutely fascinating. A feast of ethnic grooves, fat, fuzzied bass, distorted and bent noises and (ocassionally) an ancient reed soaring over, but more often than not additionally transformed through electronic filters, looped or sampled and resampled.

Zerang presents in full display his mastery of all kind of hand drums and creates a hypnotic rhythm structure. Baker and Bruckmann (splitting his duties between the strangely sounding reed instruments and the even more so electronics) add to this a dense electronic sauce. Nature meets the machine.Athur C. Clarke's third law stays: any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. And somehow when I listen to this cd this statement keeps nagging at the back of my head and I can't shake it off. There's something so primal and powerfull about the way the electronics sound mix and merge with the potent nature of the ethnic groove, the power of rite.

This is a futuristic tribe music. When all the science will be forgotten and the technology will be just a relic of an ancient civilisation, this is the music the new tribes on new planets will play. Celebrating the cycles of life, the space, unintelligible movements of the stars. This music mesmerizes you bringing you vision of the future and false memories of your past alike. You will travel through space and time. This is strikingly unique and refreshing, a complete and very welcomed surprise. It melted my brain. I love it, I love it, I love it!

p. let me also congratulate Marek Wajda on the cover art and the design of the cd as it you rarely get to see an artwork that captures so perfectly the nature of the music inside."-jazzowy alchemik, Jazz Alchemist

Tri-fold heavy cardstock foldover with a 6-page attached foldout sheet of color images and liner notes.

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Tri-fold heavy cardstock foldover with a 6-page attached foldout sheet of color images and liner notes.

UPC: 5907529223680

Label: Multikulti Project
Catalog ID: MPI015
Squidco Product Code: 15228

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2011
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardstock 3 page foldover
Recorded at Clave Recording Studios on March 22nd, 2006 by Todd A. Carter.


Michael Zerang-drums, percussion

Kyle Bruckmann-reeds

Jim Baker-piano, electronics

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Track Listing:

1. Anxious Expectations of Paradise 6:54

2. We All Sleep Seared In Firey Wire 4:28

3. Pain Beasts of Collapsing Consumption 3:31

4. All Our Treasures Turned to Avalanche 4:41

5. 20,000 Light Year Ping Pong Party 6:31

6. Stretch Marks in Space Time 6:30

7. No Climax for the Conscious Dead 5:45

8. Bagpiping in the Shattered Vision Ward 4:12

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