Keiji Haino & SUMAC – American Dollar Bill (2LP+MP3)

Image: 1617227 Japan’s fearless multi-instrumentalist and cultural provocateur Keiji Haino
has made a career out of his free-form musical improvisations and diverse
collaborations. Whether deconstructing American blues to a few rogue
notes hanging across chasms of empty space in his solo endeavors, sparring
with the nebulous fringes of psychedelia in Fushitsusha, or teaming up with
musicians like Faust, Boris, Jim O’Rourke, Stephen O’Malley, John Zorn,
and Peter Brötzmann for ?eeting aural experiments. Haino’s work is never
pre-planned or structured, but rather a completely spontaneous exploration
of chemistry, texture, and dynamics.
SUMAC’s tenure is much younger than Haino’s, though guitarist/vocalist
Aaron Turner has covered a similarly large swath of musical territory across
numerous projects and collaborations, from the sedated drones of recent
projects with Daniel Menche and William Fowler Collins to the modern
compositions of Mamiffer and all the way back to the restless evolutions of
post-metal stalwarts ISIS. With his cohorts Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists, Erosion)
on drums and Brian Cook (Russian Circles) on bass, Turner has dissolved
the rigid forms of heavy music, searching for a balance between disciplined
precision and unhinged musical barbarism, crafting music that vacillates
between meticulously detailed instrumentation and uninhibited forays into
oblique abstraction.
For American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Look
At Face On, Keiji Haino and SUMAC met up in Tokyo’s Goksound recording
studio to track a series of unrehearsed, completely non-premeditated
sessions. Captured across several reels of tape, the collaboration harnessed
Haino’s tension-inducing use of empty space on songs like “I’m over 137%
a love junkie, and it’s still not enough” while pushing SUMAC’s dissident
metal vocabulary on “What have I done (I was reeling in something white…)”.
Throughout the course of its hour-plus length, American Dollar Bill pushes
and pulls at the strictures of metal and bends the stylistic formalities of
improvised music to create a sonic purge unencumbered by convention.

1. American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways,
You’re Too Hideous To Look At Face On
2. What Have I Done? (I Was Reeling In
Something White…Pt. I
3. I’m Over 137% A Love Junkie and Still It’s
Not Enough Pt. I
4. I’m Over 137% A Love Junkie and Still It’s
Not Enough Pt. II
5. What Have I Done? (I Was Reeling In
Something White…Pt. II

SUMAC, the trio of Aaron Turner (ISIS, Old Man Gloom,
Mamiffer), Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists, Erosion), and Brian
Cook (Russian Circles) present their frst collaboration with
Japan’s cultural provocateur Keiji Haino
2xLP pressed on virgin vinyl, packaged in a wide spine jacket
printed on uncoated stock with custom slipcase also printed
on uncoated stock with metallic ink and free download card.
Very limited translucent red vinyl available.
CD packaged in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold jacket printed
on uncoated stock with metallic ink and 4 panel booklet
SUMAC’s What One Becomes has been a best seller since
release in June 2016, selling through multiple vinyl pressings
SUMAC have toured constantly throughout N. America,
Europe, and Japan over the past year
“One of the most intriguing and mysterious fgures to
emerge from the Japanese psychedelic underground.”
– Red Bull Music Academy on Keiji Haino
“Sumac are pushing metal in a direction so uncomfortable
it may cease to be metal, into an openness that isn’t about
saying “FUCK YOU!” the loudest. The result is some of
[Aaron Turner’s] most exciting work since Isis disbanded.”
– Pitchfork Erhältlich ab 09.03.2018

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