Boomkat Product Review:
Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke and Oren Ambarchi convene their annual hookup with 'Imikuzushi' for the rarified Black Truffle imprint. The fearsome power-trio launch headfirst into churning, motorik garage formation with 'Still unable to throw off that teaching a heart left abandoned unable to get inside that empty space nerves freezing that unconcealed sadness…', with O'Rourke revving noxious bass beneath Ambarchi's swaggering, swingeing percussion and of Haino' ecstatic soloing and walls of feedback. Mercifully, 'Ready and waiting and tired of waiting this happiness hovers for a while opaque' starts out more like a Bohren And Der Club Of Gore cut before descending into taut, muscular skronk with a limber jazz-funkiness and lashings of swerving guitar distortion. 'Invited in practically drawn in by something facing the exit of this hiding place who is it? That went in' is even more groovesome, starting out pensive, almost jazzy, and locking into an hypnotic psyche-rock groove with turbulent, body-tearingly funky conclusion over it's extended 22 minute duration, while 'an acute sensitivity is not simply a "madness" an acute sensitivity to the resonance of "i love you" teaches us just a little something it's not that we can't do something it's just that we haven't done it yet…' is just out-and-out, transcendent free-rock heaviness.