Boomkat Product Review:
The second in a special edition sub-series of actively anti-western music - an ultraheavyweight of contemporary global avant-art, composition and improvisation, it reaches new heights.
"Tashi Dorji - an exceptional guitar playing soul from Bhutan - came through the Lower Rhine Area and stopped for arecording at Ivory Tower. A soulful afternoon and evening resulted in a relaxed, playful record showing the skills andtalents of Tashi in full. Eyvind Kang (whose art I was first confronted with when I heard him play on Sun City GirlsGhost Ghat Tresspass/Sussmeier from “330.003 Crossdressers From Beyond The Rig Veda") employs a rarely-heardviola technique.
We call it plucking art. The Viola is played not with a bow, but plucked with the fingers of the righthand, resulting in a completely distinct sound. Eyvind Kang is a master and has reinvented this special technique.Two solo viola tracks (one a cover of an Albert Ayler piece), with melodies of outstanding beauty and fragility developinto perfection. Two additional tracks also feature Indonesian cello player Krusnedi Sukarwanto from Surakarta, andGhanaan percussionist Yah Amponsah, performing koncrong style."