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Boomkat Product Review:
Now this is the sort of compilation I can really get excited about, no surprise then that it comes from those weirdy-beardy experimental folk over at the Arthur Magazine-curated Bastet label. Not content with having one of the most continuously interesting music magazines in the USA (come on the reviews are written by Thurston Moore!) they are furthering their worldwide influence with a stream of impeccably produced musical items. The disc begins with free-jazz legend Albert Ayler’s ‘Truth is Marching in’, taken from the frankly stunning 9-cd boxset ‘Holy Ghost’ released on Revenant. There couldn’t be a better way to open such a varied collaboration, as Ayler’s wails are accompanied by strings and hollow percussion it becomes only too obvious just how influential his recordings have been on the current world of experimental and ‘free’ music. We’re then thrown into the other side of the compilation’s musical spectrum with a grubby slice of psychedelic rock from Monoshock – originally released in 1995, this is how rock music ‘should’ sound – dirty, abusive and badly recorded. There’s enough punk rock spirit in this one track to send shivers down the spine of all the legions of Pete Doherty wannabes, needles hanging from their freshly pierced veins. Elsewhere we get an exclusive track from the short lived ‘Electric Six Organs’, a full-band electric offshoot of Ben Chasny’s Six Organs of Admittance. Apparently the band recorded a whole album of material, and if it’s all this good (think totally smoked out free-rock jams…) I would do just about anything to hear it. It’s not single tracks that make this compilation so worthwhile though, it’s the tracks Bastet have picked and the way they play off each other – whether it’s the free-rock freakout of pre-Sunburned Hand of the Man incarnation Shit Spangled Banner or the spine-chilling folk of August Born, it is all perfectly placed and makes up a peerless document of exactly what’s good about avant-garde music right now. Highly recommended.