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K SPACE: Going Up
This is not like an improvised music record, When you hear this you realise how unfree a lot of improvising is, how stuck it is in a language and an approach to the organisation of sound that is actually quite narrow. Having a Tuvan shaman in the band and two serious anthropologists helps of course, and the hardly recognisable instrumentation and the very inspired use of field recordings and sudden mutterings close to your ear. At its best, this CD does suggest a different discursive space, a different 'form of life' ('to imagine a language is to imagine a form of life' Wittgenstein). To me the first 2 tracks really do achieve alien status.