Keiji Haino and SUMAC "American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Face On (Thrill Jockey)"
Preeminent Japanese multi-instrumentals and in your face provocateur Keiji Haino has teamed up with preeminent heavy metal weirdos SUMAC to record a punishing, bonkers bit of what I’m going to refer to as free metal. What is free metal? Well, think free jazz, and add heavy metal. Makes sense, right? So the sound is somewhere between John Zorn’s Naked City and Mike Patton’s more esoteric efforts. American Dollar Bill – Keep Facing Sideways, You’re Too Hideous To Face On (Thrill Jockey) was recorded in a studio in Japan without any preplanning, all the musicians are improving here. Shout out to all of those writers who are paid by the word–IS THAT STILL AT THING?–and check out the epically titled “What have I Done? (I Was Reeling In Something White and I Became Able to do Anything I Made a Hole Imprisoned Time Within it Created Friction Stopped Listening to Warnings Ceased Fixing my Errors Made the Impossible Possible? Turned Sadness Into Joy) Pt. 1.” (That’s right, there is a part two)