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Raw, Ur-primal improv from Dennis Tyfus (voice, tape) and Mette Rasmussen (sax, objects), rubbing out an inquisitive fuss for the latter’s exemplary Ultra Eczema label
Recorded at SIM Studio in Antwerp, Belgium, the results of Bazuinschal’s first session document elemental expressions that fall somewhere within the brackets of free jazz and experimental music.
Norway-based, Danish saxophonist Mette follows from her collaborative LP with Tashi Dorji for Feeding Tube Records to explore a more oblique sound here, no doubt encouraged by Belgium’s premiere freak, Dennis Tyfus to rinse out the brassiest parps and spittle-flecked sounds from her instrument, which is coincidentally recorded in the land of its origin.
In the first and longest part, Mette seems to match Dennis’ wordless chants thru her instrument, before they both trip hard into more hellish scenes, like the soundtrack to a demonic detail from a Bosch painting. A passage of bestial, tape-warped vox and plangent bleats then follows into the possessed styles of the B-side, slipping from throat-wrecking gargles and brittle brass scrapings to pranging metal percussions, gnarled parp and again, back to nightmare-inducing, animalistic connotations.
One for the quacks. You know who you are.