Friday, September 28, 2007

KILLING TIME-SKIP, 12" EP, 1987, JAPAN






Brain-damaging, dizzying higher-key Japanese art rock lunacy operating in that rarified strata of weird that spans from Haniwa Chan/ Haniwa All-Stars to Wha Ha Ha and beyond. Killing Time's delirious constructs strongly anticipate the cockeyed post-Zappa-isms of Tipographica, though I'm tempted to say that they (especially on this, their first and greatest achievement) almost best all the preceding name-checked nutters. I don't often quote other reviews, but can't resist sharing this little bon-mot, which might go a bit further toward framing the work of one of the most challenging and inscrutable bands ever: "Frank Zappa interpreted by Brazilian musicians, or Gentle Giant without vocal fused into traditional or New Age music. You can hear many more elements in their music from constructiveness of contemporary classic music, wild energy of free jazz to melodic essence of world music or meditational feeling of healing music. A unique instrumental music with harmonic aesthetics and pastoral gentleness in radical avant-garde".

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3 comments:

Robert said...

Wow! Another Bun Itakura (Chakra) unit.
Track two is "Roujintachi no yume" [Lit. "The Dream of Old People"]
Track four is "Nichibotsu". [Sunset]

Milton said...

love this record so much. though I agree it's the best Killing Time, side two of 'Irene' comes very close

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