Zashiki-Warashi / Floor Child
Album: Floor Child   Collection:General
Artist:Zashiki-Warashi   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Conduit Creations Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-30 Pull Date: 2006-01-01 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 6
Airplays: 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 02, 2005: Eels in the Loo
3. Nov 01, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Vibrating Kitchen
2. Nov 01, 2005: lick my moody guitar
Water Snakes, Chimes, Bright Light/Blue Light

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2005-10-17
free improv, from the southeast USA. Credits list it as mostly one guy plus friends, and it shows with the “consistency” of the noise. Frankly I’m surprised this isn’t a CDR… Most of the songs are 4-5 minutes, good bite sizes.

Disc 1
1. guitars, sax, drums, a little chanting- tapes? Fast, like a little train. Fades out and then back into bowed string drones.
+2. slow quiet bleeps and drones. Turns into guitar noodling.
3.scratch the guitar strings while tuning, very quiet & dark in middle, slow fade to silence
4.brief track, layered noise
5. brief track, record speeds up & slows down
6. brief track, guitar noodling recorded cheaply & sped up
7.single chord fades in from silence, minimal, some percussion later.
8.single note guitar sounds, random primitive percussive loop.
+9.longer track, solo detuned guitar twists around blues without ever getting there. Mostly slow but gets fast & jittery at end.
10.solo guitar improvs, multitracked . Disconcerting.
11.high pitched bell and pizzicato guitar above bridge tinkle
12.two notes, slide whistle, strummed guitar- akin to an evacuation. Chaos and drum solo ensues. Fades with wet electronic noise.
13.short track, fuzz guitar
14.sparse guitar plucks over faint noise.
15.punctuated drone ends with free percussion bloopiness.

Disc 2- tracks 1-4 form a suite but don’t run together, they stand on their own.
1.abstract guitar noodling, drums pass the time more than keep the time. Some woodwind.
2.single pulsing notes devolve and fill the room.
3.quiet shakes and scratches, horn drones then takes the lead, more drones, flute, etc.
4.longer track, drawn out squaks then a loud jam builds and builds in intensity.
+?5.longest track, angular guitar walks with sax. Slow then fast & loud. Rhythmic at end.
+?6.longer, sparse shaker and background drones, shambling found percussion nearly solo, sceams
7.longer. dischordent electric piano. Squanky sax, scratched guitar and bass, random drums, drones

Track Listing
1. Between 245+368   11. Towel
2. Feelds   12. Sand in An Unfamiliar Settin
3. Stomach   13. Throwing I
4. Throwing Ii   14. Hot Open Days
5. Mr.Record   15. Water Snakes
6. January Bath   16. Bright Light/Blue Light
7. Vibrating Kitchen   17. Familiar Voices
8. Perc   18. Tavira
9. Chimes   19. Making Sense of Hell
10. Mobile   20. Grackyls
  21. I Feel Like I Just Took a Sh