Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - Doomjazz Future Corpses! (Ad Noiseam)

Must be a gloomy kinda day for me. The irritating questions from those who should know better, and the music from The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation didn't help at all. Perhaps just another alias for Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, or perhaps a brand new outlet for the two member group consisting of Gideon Kiers and Jason Köhnen, created to channel all of their semi-improvised, experimental, and free-form ambient doom through one of my favorite labels, Ad Noiseam. Köhnen is most notably known for his Bong-Ra moniker with drilling breakcore releases on the same label. But on the Doomjazz Future Corpses!, which was recorded live in Amsterdam, you won't hear any beats. Instead, the cinematic soundscapes resemble a haunted house in which a cello moans, a trombone sighs, and the saxophone wails, all to the accompaniment of the warm drony bass and the cold oscillating instruments. The acoustic "mutant jazz" treatment around the low vibrating hum make me imagine an abandoned ship pier, in which the wind plays music with the metallic doors. And with each long passing minute I descent deeper and further into the darkest caverns of this spooky corridor. I withstood this punishing (in a good way) and at the same time amazing experience, but I would not recommend it on sunny days. I would have absolutely loved to witness it live! |

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