"Veering from a killer spin on Turkish psych disco with wigged sax, wails and electronics harnessed to a disco thump on the 1st track, thru to mathy free jazz, exothermic outbursts, and a thrashing avant-punk piece, then coming to rest on a cooler ‘70s jazz-fusion tip. We’d love to hear someone deploy that 1st cut on an unsuspecting disco crowd!" Boomkat
Turkish free jazzers KONSTRUKT and the Japanese avant-garde / noise icon KEIJI HAINO present their first collaborational album.
Formed early 2008 in Istanbul, KONSTRUKT have since been gaining high reputation and an ever-growing audience within European improvised music circles. Over the past decade, the Turkish free jazzers not only released a couple of superb albums under their own name – they also regularly invite significant musicians like PETER BRÖTZMANN, JOE MCPHEE, WILLIAM PARKER, AKIRA SAKATA, MARSHALL ALLEN, EVAN PARKER, THURSTON MOORE, MICHAEL ZERANG, ALFRED HARTH or ALEXANDER HAWKINS for recording sessions and/or concerts (a.o. at festivals like A L’ARME, .KONFRONTATIONEN NICKELS-DORF, KRAKOW JAZZ AUTUMN). Their latest work “A Philosophy Warping …” sees KON-STRUKT team up with the Japanese avant-garde / noise icon KEIJI HAINO – and besides all the elements you may well expect from such a musical meeting like KONSTRUKT’s “acerbic razor-edged sound” (MARK CORROTO, ALLABOUTJAZZ) and HAINO’s unmistakable voice / guitar explosions, there’s also some real surprises …
released December 1, 2017
Recorded and mixed by Ozan Öner at Pür Recording Studio, Istanbul..
Mastered by Rashad Becker at D&M, Berlin.
Cover painting “Escape” by Artur Trojanowski.
supported by 42 fans who also own “A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire”
Definitely different from his more recent collaboratively ethereal and leisurely LP's, this is a crepitating, sparsely textured album that sounds like a peregrine mixture of Whitehouse eeriness, Diamanda Galas, and the first Sonic Youth LP if it was played by Jandek. A fascinating LP that is best played at very loud volumes lying on the sofa after a few Fernet Branca's. brantly
supported by 30 fans who also own “A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire”
Brain melting. As far as Keiji’s projects are concerned, this is up there with Fushitsuasha - The wisdom prepared. Slow and hazy. Deep bass. The only issue I have is the singing in the last song. I could also see some people getting turned off by the gnarly sax-like thing in the first song. Does not succumb to super group syndrome. A harmonious and psychedelic effort. Almost 70 minutes. tobias_rieper
supported by 25 fans who also own “A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire”
I’d heard a of the songs without the context of the whole album and I just loved that weird nostalgic feel, like I’m looking back on a distant memory. But with the rest of the album it gives an incredible insight to dementia and I just think that’s beautiful. mickeyu28