Walking the Monkey
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billy roisz - Walking The Monkey
Editions Mego serve up their 2nd release featuring Vienna's Billy Roisz - a mysterious and masterfully dense, dynamic work of electro-acoustic composition. With over a decade experience as a visual and sound artist, including collaborations with Burkhard Stangl, Silvia Fässler, Martin Brandlmayr, and Toshimaru Nakamura, among others, Billy is among the best known figures in the austrian experimental scene. 'Walking The Monkey' is her debut album and employs a range of unique "unstruments" to her cause - audible video devices, kluppe, jealous heart, kakophonator, transducer radio and pick ups - to shape an intensely textural and often noisy journey tugged in many directions. At the top 'Spinning In Ecstasy' is an engrossing shot of squally highs and pyroclastic bottom end, while 'Walking The Monkey' plastinates the veins of free jazz with caustic, visceral noise and the mighty 'Feeding The Monsters' switches tack again to a heavyweight, absorbing take on drone/doom rock. Still veering clear of any rhtyhsm proper, the sustained bass and mi-range vortex of 'Blue Hairy Tongue' is a powerful display of intent, before we're returned to doomier, perilous drone terrain by the end with 'Under The Influence'. RIYL Oren Ambarchi, KTL, Peter Rehberg, Ilpo Väisänen.