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Zashiki-Warashi / Floor Child
Album:Floor Child Collection:General
Artist:Zashiki-Warashi Added:11/2003
Label:Conduit Creations Records 

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

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 02 Nov 05:Red West
Eels in the Loo
3.Tue, 01 Nov 05:Ben
Umami Jazz Program
2.Tue, 01 Nov 05:The Bawd Of Euphony
lick my moody guitar

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