giovedì 25 marzo 2010

Billy Bao - "Accumulation Ep"

Label: Xerox Music
Year: 2008

It's been a few years since I heard this Nigerian expat guitarist's debut and, checking out his Website, it looks as though he's been pretty busy.
From the sound of this session, it seems he hasn't moved too far from his original artistic impulse, except in terms of refinement. The basic drive here is still fairly brutarian - a distillation of The Stooges noisiest essence into an aggressive, experimental perfume. There are ten one-minute tracks, each of howling slab of nada-hunch. Some seem to be sundered chunks of something bigger, others fester like boils. Either way, the screams are liberatory rather than oppressive, and this feels like a kind of genius. Byron Coley (The Wire)


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