Friday, May 16, 2008

ROVO-PYRAMID, CD, 2000, JAPAN




Led by former Boredoms guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto and Bondage Fruit electric violinist Yuji Katsui, the headspinningly immersive and propulsive constructs deployed over the course of this unbroken 43+ minute magnum opus by these Japanese masters (their fifth in a sizeable discography) commences by shepherding you down a rabbit hole of endlessly tumbling polyrhythmic cascades before landing the discombobulated listener in the thick of the great universal OM. From this glazed state of suspension emerges a breed of King Kong sized cosmic funk so absurdly galvanizing, even Funkadelic might be inclined to take a pointer. I feel spent from taking it all in...


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Get it here


***NOTE: THERE'S A MIRRORED MEDIAFIRE LINK IN THE COMMENT FIELD***

14 comments:

automating said...

Hello there,
I just want to say i love your words about the music, on every posts! Really really engaging intriguing fascinating. + the music is good.
thanks
jerome

Roger Mexico said...

Great stuff - I've been a big fan of Rovo for a while now, but I hadn't heard this before. Check out their earlier album Imago if you get a chance. If anybody wants I'll put it up somewhere and post the link.

Anonymous said...

I love this band! thank you!

Anonymous said...

awesome!

David said...

Roger, can you put up that other rovo album?
I'm really undecided about my opinions on them, I've seen them live twice and have been really disappointed, but I feel that on CD they might be better. Yamamoto(r) is still king, though.

David said...

roger, can you post the other album? I'm really undecided about them... this post is pretty nice, but I've seen them live twice and have been put to sleep...i need more cd-length material to make a final call...

Roger Mexico said...

Here you go then:

Imago (1999) 320 Kbps
http://rapidshare.com/files/115795759/Imago_Pt1.zip.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/115801659/Imago_Pt2.zip.html

And as a bonus:

Sai (2001) 192Kbps
http://rapidshare.com/files/115787681/Sai.zip.html

david said...

thanks roger. sorry about the moronic double post, but imago is really superb! thanks!

Bob said...

this is great - never heard them before ! thanks !

Anonymous said...

Anybody have a link for ROVO's Condor EP?

Haven't had any luck locating that one.

fuzztunnel said...

Man, that was quite a groove!!!

Jussi said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/115197478/Rovo-Pyramid-2000-Japan.zip

Art Simon said...

Wow! Thanks to everyone for these, just great!

al66 said...

Mediafire link for this album:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?n2zu0tfo8z2br4d