Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation - Doomjazz Future Corpses! (2007)

A side project of European dark ambient/jazz band The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, TMFDC make a point of stripping away the noir-like feel and improvisations of its parent group: instead they lay to waste turgid oceans of thoughtless mind spasms that vibrate the listener's cerebellum and surrounding skull, which is rather awesome. Nobody likes a band or artist who sounds exactly the same on all their musical projects!

Down to the nitty gritty - this is not a series of songs per-se. The nine pieces here (labeled One through Nine respectively) are merely isolated yet sequential segments of the throbbing nightmare that is Doomjazz Future Corpses! -- taken as a whole, it might be a touch too much for a mind to mull in a single sitting unless your A. asleep, B. engrossed in something else or C. Stoned to Saturn and back again.

I will testify to how enjoyable the overall taste of things is however, and it is certainly bucketloads more accessible than some of the more demented drone you might run across one stormy night. If anything, dissonance is this record's recessive trait, leaving space and organic free-jazzy walls of sound to hook the ears and prevent you from pressing Pause in disappointment. And more space is always a good thing.

So yeah, its a bit early....but Happy Halloween you bastards. This album is just what the jack-o-lantern ordered, and it won't be the last I assure thee...

Listen Here - "Four"

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