Gino Robair- perc., theremin, etc.
Here Robair sallies trios and duets with a cast of ten
Rationality: Robair wants to stomp that sucker flat. He does that here in
with John Butcher and Tim Perkins and in “Inappropriations” with Otomo Yoshihide.
Heavy electronic skronking contained within. A dramatic switch is evident in
which reveals an introspective side to Robair & Co. The first duet with
violinist Ladonna Smith conjures up large buzzing insects involved in rituals
known only to themselves, but these provide auditory pleasure to humans. Called
“Mysterious Vision”, it earns the title in spades.
(Full disclosure: Smith is my editor/publisher). “Sklarking”, another one with
also comes out of far left field and is also proudly weird. Yoshihide brings
back toward the end of the album with his turntables and CD player arsenal.
Not all cuts provide interest on this outing, but the ones that hit home make it
than worth the listen or two.
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