I was sitting around, writing a review of Vakhchav and I kept hearing other music: Coltrane, Miles, Sonny Rollins et al and I thought, wow, this guy's is a trickster. He's taken drone to a different level. I found the floor and it tasted sooo good. Not that I don't love the taste of shag.
Come to find out, P. Whammy, my hip-hop partner in crime was just perusing Youtube. I didn't realize it, so I wrote the following as a result. Of course, I'll write the usual review toot-screwing-sweet, but I thought this was funny enough to post:
Title: In Embers
Label: Stunned Records
8 of 10
Nickolas Mohanna loves the lightless gloom of a musty basement; or so his music seems to express...until he samples Coltrane on the fourth track, "Labyinthula." What we have here is a bit of trickster, and I can't compliment him enough for it. What at first seems like another electro-drone imitation subtly turns, by twists of jazz and a strange blend of genres into something else entirely. Wow. What a crazy turn of events. Is that Miles I hear? Miles, have you come to my emotional rescue?
We all love to be swallowed by heavenly drones, but when the artist is sly enough to insert, quite unexpectedly, "My Favorite Things," my hat not only tips, it falls right through the floor. And later...he exposes the fault line in lesser Stones tunes...
Yeah, the electronics and guitar are fucking beautiful, as is the packaging...not that the jacket really matters or anything, but my surprise and delight...at hearing such an out of the blue homage to jazz masters and rock studs spurts cranial jizz all over my walls. How dare he? Now I have to clean this shit up, lest my walls give birth to cross-eyed tenors and web-toed trumpets.
From there...we move to stolen Rolling Stones moves, the sentimental "Angie," hairline and non-displaced fractures...the nerve! What a fuckface for doing such a thing, lol. Fantastic. Fucking fantastic. What results is a heroic challenge to all music, both avant and classic, sure to leave you wet.
Labels: farts, happy accidents, p. whammy
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