Boomkat Product Review:
Grade A smut from Entr’acte, featuring Black Sifichi reciting from Joseph Nechvatal’s “sex farce” poetry book Destroyer of Naivetés to music by Rhys Chatham, all owing heavy influence to a long history of excess and debauchery spelt out in classic erotic literature, art, philosophy and film.
On the surface, Black Sifichi’s husky delivery and the passionate content of Destroyer of Naivetés bears a striking resemblance to Iggy Pop’s recent tribute to Walt Whitman alongside Alva Noto and Tarwater. But where their Leaves of Grass was divided in chapters and set to beats, this one sprawls out for a seventy minutes of light-headed electronic drones and gasping reeds sustaining a deeply tantric, erotic atmosphere.
Of course, that’s entirely subjective depending your personal kinks, although anyone who gets off on elaborately fleshly adjectives and sticky adverbs will surely be in their element if you’re willing to submit to its filigree eccentricities and compelling sensuality.