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Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, Oren Ambarchi
Tea Time for Those Determined to Completely Exhaust Every Bit of This Body They’ve Been Given

Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, Oren Ambarchi

JapanUnited StatesAustralia Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, Oren Ambarchi — Tea Time for Those Determined to Completely Exhaust Every Bit of This Body They’ve Been Given
♠♦   Ferocious god of experimental guitar and architect/ambassador of Japanoise. The trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi return for their 6th album, the second set from their March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, extending and refining the mix of heavy sound work redefining the guitar, drum & bass format in powerful ways.
Location: Chiba ~ Tokyo, Japan / Chicago, Illinois, U.S. / Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Album release: March 17th, 2013 / 2015
Record Label: Black Truffle (Australia)
Duration:     42:58
Tracks:
1. I Don’t Want to Drink Tea So Tasteless That Even the Intent to Kill Will Not Come to Mind While Drinking      12:37
2. Let’s Make It a Bit Thicker and Drink It As N E V E R G I V E U P      11:11
3. After Drinking Once Again Consider the Brutality of Prayer      19:10
Packaging: LP
ζ→   Recorded live at SuperDelux in Tokyo, Japan on March 17th, 2013 by Shigetake Ao.
Personnel:
♠♦   Keiji Haino — guitar, flute, vocals
♠♦   Jim O'Rourke — bass
♠♦   Oren Ambarchi — drums


ζ→   Incredible live document of the phenomenal power trio’s 2nd set from March 2013, beautifully recorded in Tokyo, at the legendary SuperDeluxe, their 6th release as a trio to date.
ζ→   This is a companion release to the trio’s ‘Only Wanting to Melt Beautifully Away Is It a Lack of Contentment That Stirs Affection for Those Things Said to Be as of Yet Unseen‘ CD/LP which was a release of the 1st set the trio played that same night — A wide–ranging performance capturing the trio in truly peak form, reminiscent of some of Fushitsusha’s greatest moments, music made with the ingredients of rock that somehow manages to sidestep all of its forms and traditions while retaining and amplifying its fundamental power. Artwork design by Stephen O’Malley including a gorgeous live pic by Ujin Matsuo and a stunning cover image from noise legend Lasse Marhaug.   

                                                                                                                     Keiji Haino (灰野 敬二 Haino Keiji) born May 3, 1952 in Chiba, Japan, and currently residing in Tokyo, is a Japanese musician and singer-songwriter whose work has included rock, free improvisation, noise music, percussion, psychedelic music, minimalism and drone music. He has been active since the 1970s and continues to record regularly and in new styles.
Style:
ζ→   His main instruments of choice have been guitar and vocals, with many other instruments and approaches incorporated into his career's work. Haino is known for intensely cathartic sound explorations, and despite the fact that much of his work contains varied instrumentation and accompaniment, he retains a distinctive style.
Haino cites a broad range of influences, including troubadour music, Marlene Dietrich, Iannis Xenakis, Blue Cheer, Syd Barrett, and Charlie Parker. At a young age, he had an epiphany through his introduction to The Doors. His recent foray into DJing at Tokyo nightclubs has reportedly reflected his eclectic taste. He has had a long love affair with early blues music, particularly the works of Blind Lemon Jefferson, and is heavily inspired by the Japanese musical concept of "Ma", the silent spaces in music (see Taiko for more information). In a 2012 interview with Time Out Tokyo, he described his approach as "defying the notion that you can't create something from nothing." He also has a keen interest in Butoh dancing and collecting ethnic instruments.
ζ→   Haino's distinctive style extends to his lifestyle: he has sported the same long hair, black clothes and sunglasses throughout his career, and is a strict vegetarian who has refrained from alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs for his entire life. Unofficial website: http://poisonpie.com/sounds/haino/

REVIEW
Francis Plagne
♠♦   "At this point, it can justifiably be said that Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi have become one of the leading groups in experimental music. This, their sixth release, presents the entire second set of the trio's March 2013 concert at SuperDeluxe (the first set is available on Black Truffle as 'only wanting to melt beautifully away is it a lack of contentment that stirs affection for those things said to be as of yet unseen'). While the first set of the evening saw the trio branching out into new instrumental configurations, here they return to their signature line–up of guitar, bass and drums.
♠♦   The LP begins abruptly, with one of the finest performances by the trio captured on record thus far already in full swing. Throughout the course of this 12 minute piece, O'Rourke and Ambarchi lay down a thudding meterless pulse, the impossible midway point of Milford Graves and motorik Krautrock, over which Haino unfurls a number of distinct strategies developed in his work since the 1980s: formless blurs of reverb–drenched guitar noise, looped pointillist fragments and wandering, dissonant lines obscured in clouds of distortion. Continuing Haino's habit of naming albums with phrases that seem to obliquely comment on the music they contain, it could definitely be said that this is music made by three people 'determined to completely exhaust every bit of this body they've been given'. Showing the trio at new heights, this track carries on in the spirit of some of Haino's greatest work: music made with the ingredients of rock that somehow manages to sidestep all of its forms and traditions while retaining and amplifying its fundamental power.
♠♦   If this track alone lays to rest concerns about whether the trio has exhausted the guitar/bass/drums format, the remainder of the record serves as a demonstration of the multitude of possibilities still available for their continued exploration. The three are now so in–tune with one another that almost anything can be integrated into their improvisations: in the slow–burning second piece, O'Rourke's heavily effected bass wanders from anti–music thuds to an almost funky passage with Ambarchi sounding not unlike Buddy Miles circa Hendrix's Band of Gypsys — it bespeaks the hours of listening to fusion and classic rock that continue to form an important part of O'Rourke and Ambarchi's musical personalities.
♠♦   The final piece is a continuous side–long performance that moves through a number of discrete episodes, from vocal and flute solos by Haino delicately accompanied by O'Rourke's sparse bass and Ambarchi's sizzling cymbals, to a final stumbling dirge over which Haino unleashes a stunning torrent of in–the–red guitar skree." :: http://www.squidco.com/ Oren Ambarchi: http://www.orenambarchi.com/
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Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke, Oren Ambarchi
Tea Time for Those Determined to Completely Exhaust Every Bit of This Body They’ve Been Given

 

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