Posted on Friday May 19, 2006 by Kevin
"Episome" Released by Tzadik
John Zorn’s label Tzadik has released the album Episome, a collaboration between Otomo Yoshihide, Yoshida Tatsuya and Bill Laswell. From the website:
Otomo Yoshihide is one of the most versatile and creative musicians in Japan today. Known for his eclectic arrangements, noise drones and turntable magic, he is never so alive and filled with fire as when he plays his original instrument: the electric guitar. Here he is joined by Bill Laswell and the master drummer from the Ruins, Yoshida Tatsuya and there is no stopping him. Sparks abound in this burning studio recording by one of the world’s great improvised rock units.
The style is jazzy, improv rock. Otomo’s guitar work is a relentless crooning dirge, Yoshida’s drumming has the full space of jazz with aggression, and Laswell’s bass pummels along like an underground waterfall. This album has been added to the discography.