Krishna :: Ascend to Nothing (Silken Tofu)

While free jazz, metal and electronic squigglism are all components, the relentlessly massed power drone of Ascend to Nothing might also aspire to something more, an extroverted, aggregate minimalism that shuts off your brain to massage the black bile out of it.

Krishna :: Ascend to Nothing (Silken Tofu)

Krishna is a trio collaboration between Drvg Cvltvre—the “doomed-out psychic house” of techno experimentalist Vincent Koreman—and sax and drum duo Dead Neanderthals (Otto Kokke and René Aquarius ) that came about during an artists’ residency at the Extrapool art space in Nijmegen last summer.

While free jazz, metal and electronic squigglism are all components, the relentlessly massed power drone of Ascend to Nothing might also aspire to something more, an extroverted, aggregate minimalism that shuts off your brain to massage the black bile out of it. The drummer is a pneumatic tamper, boom-booming his way through the entire thirty-six minutes, the saxophonist never comes up for air, or a new note for that matter, and Koreman drips and splashes viscous, synthetic paint all over them both.

Krishna keep it down to a dull roar until cattle-prodding the saxophonist around the twenty-minute mark. He skwonks and on they churn. Ultimately, no Nirvanic blowing out of the candle, just the sustained, rhythmic imperative of toward.

Ascend to Nothing is available on Silken Tofu.

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