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Superpang find avant visionary Keiji Haino in unusually mellifluous form with a tuned percussion performance recorded in Japan, 2018, and dedicated to the memory of Fushitsusha bassist Yasushi Ozawa (1958-2008)
Issued on the summer solstice of ’21, ‘An unmistakably mistaken subject now in use’ documents Haino’s suitably radiant performance at Arts Maebashi, Gunma, Japan on Saturday, February 10th, 2008. For 23’ the living legend navigates an unnamed carillon of metallic objects with rhythmelodic results resonating somewhere between far eastern traditions and recordings of church bells or steel sculptures by Charlemagne Palestine and Harry Bertoia. As one of the most durable, adaptable improvisors out there, Haino’s endlessly inventive talents render an hypnotic experience, variously plucking and striking out a range of sweetly consonant and supple sounds in the first half, before turning harsher, jagged in the 2nd half, generating a remarkable range from his undisclosed setup.