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An album of solo drumming from Pascal Nichols, who is part of the duo "Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides", here in a diverse set of approaches performed on drums, djembe, goblet bowls, cowbells, blocks, &c. &c... an album that's become an in-store favorite.

Nihilist Chakai House [VINYL]

Pascal: Nihilist Chakai House [VINYL] (Discombobulate)

Label: Discombobulate    
Released in: Great Britain    

"Blow 'Love Sweet Love' out yr ass. What the world needs now is more solo drumming albums!

Pascal here is happy to oblige with Nihilist Chakai House; two sides of one-man drumming action that swings like a goofy magnetic pendulum.

History lesson: Pascal Nichols is a fully fledged ceramist, beard-wearer and drummist in ozone-scraping duo PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES along with non-beard Kelly Jayne Jones. For this disc he's all alone and riffling the pack to better feel the texture.

Nihilist Chakai House Side One: It's crystal clear like an ECM joint yet huffed with a sweaty Javanese energy. The bronze pots get thunked bad and vibrate, shifting units of time, Bene Gesserit style. A massive station clock weeps small brass cogs until the stutter of fudge-footed mice scramble all smeary, dazzling with dry-snare. Between times you hear the most amazing sonorous cowbell work this side of a Trouble Funk block-jam tailing off into resinous wooden bumps.

Nihilist Chakai House Side Two: Opens up all hot, with frittering and hummingbird-quick trap work. Ed Blackwell loans Pascal his sticks (made from hollow heron's legs) adding that extra venerable edge to the membranous drones and crisp celery crunch. At one point hard hands, rough as sandpaper, jigger and jolley moans out the drum skins creating a Tie-Fighter dogfight. This segues into a resonant metallic chitter; all chipped chrome and dangerous ricochet. Pascal chooses to close this beautiful record in a dignified manner...amplified wool being wound round a Djembe in freezing fog. The taut fibres crush the breath out the goblet bowl, the drum speaks!

File alongside those Chris Corsano bootleg CD-Rs, Eli Keszler's Endgrove tape and Paul Hession's Giant Soft Drum Set."-Discomboluate

Frosted clear vinyl in a run of 250 copies with insert by Pascal.

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Frosted clear vinyl in a run of 250 copies with insert by Pascal.

Label: Discombobulate
Catalog ID: BOB003
Squidco Product Code: 19318

Format: LP
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Cardboard sleeve with insert
Recorded at Queens Ark Audio in Manchester, England, in 2013, by Karl Sveinsson.


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Track Listing:

A1 01 Nihilist Chakai House

A2 02 Nihilist Chakai House

A3 03 Nihilist Chakai House

A4 04 Nihilist Chakai House

A5 05 Nihilist Chakai House


B1 06 Nihilist Chakai House

B2 07 Nihilist Chakai House

B3 08 Nihilist Chakai House

B4 09 Nihilist Chakai House

B5 10 Nihilist Chakai House