LASSE MARHAUG / PAAL NILSSEN-LOVE / YOSHIHIDE OTOMO

Explosion Course

(Pica Disk - PICA032) LP $22.50

Intense energy, progressive and sustained, made with guitar (Otomo), turntable and electronics (Marhaug), and drums (Nilssen-Love). Edition of 500

DEREK BAILEY / TONY BEVAN / PAUL HESSION / YOSHIHIDE OTOMO

Good Cop, Bad Cop

(No-Fi) CD $15.00 (Out-of-stock)

This incredible document unites four legendary performers in some outstanding musical freedom, recorded at the Frakture Festival in Liverpool, 2003. Bailey and Otomo have famously sent shockwaves through international notions of improvisation over the years, while Bevan and Hession are rightly regarded as part of the very backbone of British free music. Sleeve designed by John Wiese.

SACHIKO M / TOSHIMARU NAKAMURA / YOSHIHIDE OTOMO / KEITH ROWE

M / Nakamura / Otomo / Rowe

This document of the centerpiece show of AMPLIFY 2004: addition (the "four-hour quartet”) contains three individually packaged slimline CDs in a slipcase with original artwork by Keith Rowe, which wraps around the entire box, front, side, and back, as well as liner notes from all four musicians and numerous pictures from Yuko Zama. “The middle section of this concert sports some of the most effectively noisy utterances I've heard from these musicians,” marvels Dusted, “Even out-harshing Rowe's seminal Harsh. Extremities of frequency are both piercing and nauseating, the huge span of space between them never empty and often crowded by what can be described as organized sound. Only in rare instances are individual instruments readily identifiable -- a guitar plucked, the lower frequencies of the sounds transformed into dull echoing thuds before disappearing again into the miasma.”

YOSHIHIDE OTOMO

We Insist?

(Sound Factory) Used CD $12.00

No rest for listener in this free-form, high-velocity opus from 1992 that stands alongside Des Pas Et Des Mois by Martin Tétreault, René Lussier and Michel F. Côté as one of the crucial albums of turntablism and contemporary music in general.