The mysterious collective Kurushimi take listeners through a dark and deranged sonic journey on their Art As Catharsis debut.
This heavily improvised release pushes the boundaries of deconstructionist noise-jazz with departures into doom, grindcore, prog, dub and hip hop. The result is something like the unholy congress of Ornette Coleman, Morbid Angel, Bill Laswell, John Zorn and Bohren & Der Club Of Gore.
Conceived, produced, mixed & mastered by Andrew Mortensen.
Recorded live at The Brain 6th June 2015 by Matt Clarke with Clayton Seglov.
Additional turntables recorded at AM Frequencies 18th July 2015.
Mixed at AM Frequencies August 2015 & January 2016.
Mastered at AM Frequencies February 2016.
All music improvised by Mortensen/Dawes/Allison/Lawson/Ryan/Kerr.
Conducted/manipulated by Kerr.
'In A Grove' conceived by Lachlan Kerr, inspired by a short story by Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.
Andrew Mortensen - bass, turntable, conductor
Simon Dawes - guitar
Chris Allison - drums
Kim Lawson - alto & tenor saxophone
James Ryan - tenor & baritone saxophone, flute
Lachlan Kerr - conductor
Art design & layout by Sam Harwood
Logo by Andrew Mortensen
Thanks: Lachlan Kerr, Dawesy, Cheggs, Kim, James, Ian, Lachlan Dale & AAC, Andrew White, Gene White, Dan Brown, all the Violence In Action collective (past & present), Nick Soole, The Record Crate, Simon Grove, Tom S. van Iersel, our other bands & projects, family & friends.