Losing Today Catch of the Day 1 Review
Mundane Music / Sanjuro 77 ‘Split’ (Kipper).
And the never ending list of apologies continues at pace.
And despite all the very wonderful releases featured about
these pages we can’t think of a more deserving outing
with which to pass on our heartiest best wishes for not only
this inaugural release but for future ones to come.
This delightful split release is the debut outing for anew
homespun independent label by the name of Kipper. Each release
we are reliably informed will have an initial run of 100 pressings
only and will feature similar pairings under a series entitled
‘Catch of the Day’ of which this is the first.
Each will come in beautifully numbered hand made reclaimed
cardboard / paper sleeves with inserts all housed in a brown
paper bag specialising in everything from electronica to ‘just
mental’ and everything in between. As advertised debut
release in the series features Mundane Music and Sanjuro 77.
Mundane Music need no introduction to avid readers of these
pages having featured a little while back with a superb release
on the much celebrated in this parish Heliotone records. ‘The
Woeful Pelican’ combines all manner of naturist field
recordings, wildly tinkled ivories and a massively ceramic
wide screen grandeur that you suspect wouldn’t feel
out of place serving as a backdrop to one of those adventure
productions by that Speilberg bloke, so colossal in fact that
one assumes MM may well have to get a bigger bedroom to play
in if this continues. Seismic stuff.
Not wishing to be left in the shade is Sanjuro 77 who by all
accounts is a Japanese born Manchester based whiz kid who
whiles away the wee hours creating what he fondly refers to
as ILM - Intelligent Listening Music. ‘In the company
of crows’ marks his first steps into the big bad world
to be separated from the apparent safety blanket afforded
by computer games and quality cinema. Inspired as it is ingenious
amid the fused din of lunatic glitch beats, droning electronic
accents and irregular off the beaten track melodic interludes
there’s lies stirring below at the core simply delicious
heart sapping battered and bruised string symphony that sounds
not unlike a noire-ish take on those classically scored drama
infected pre gunfight scenes from spaghetti westerns of yore.
Does it for me anyway. More please and be quick bout it.
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