VIVO RECORDS proudly presents a new record by DAMO SUZUKI, member of the legendary krautrock band CAN !
Damo Suzuki (voice), Hoppy Kamiyama (keyboards),Yuji Katsui (violin), Kenji Sato (bass), Tatsuya Yoshida (drums). The CD brings a rich, colorful palette of trans-kraut-psychedelic sound.
3 fold-out cardboard sleeve. Limited edition.
Recorded live at UFO Club / Tokyo, 5th March 2006.
Featuring guest musicans (or sound carriers as Damo Suzuki prefers to
refer to his collaborators) from Rovo, Ruins and the legendary Hoppy
Kamiyama of God Mountain records and Optical*8, The Fire of Heaven at
the End of Universe was, as its subtitle indicates, recorded live at
Tokyo's UFO Club in March 2006. The recording quality is good, if very
live sounding and lacking in much warmth or room sound, and the five
improvised tracks gradually assemble themselves from a meandering
freeform opening as the group and Damo adjust to each other into some
hefty longer grooves which allow time for the music to breathe. Suzuki's
vocals are typically otherworldly - in that he sounds like he is beaming
in from a parallel universe, singing, vocalising, wandering in ways
which probably only make some kind of literal sense to himself, the
stream of consciousness tripping off the ensemble's chundering flow.
The set has an upbeat skronky feel to pieces like "The Crystal desert",
Yuji Katsui's violin scraping up what occasionally sounds more like
brass sounds than strings, while Kenji Sato's bass throbs as Tatsuya
Yoshida's drumkit rattles frentically. The tempo picks up a few beats as
the performance morphs into the urgent opening of "Moonlight Warrior"
before throttling back into an easier choppy passage. "The Last Night Of
The Sun" opens with a scat from Damo whch has d....... więcej