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Shōtotsu

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SM Living with my wife and two daughters I am routinely exposed to A LOT of pop music. Some of it doesn't bother me but a good majority of it makes my skin crawl. My only saving grace is music like this. With its jagged saxophone blasts, spastic drumming and sheets of noise, Kurushimi is the perfect antidote to pop music poisoning. Favorite track: Silent, As In A Crimson Sunrise.
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Sydney's Kurushimi push the boundaries even further on their gripping new EP, Shōtotsu.

This deconstructionist noise-jazz ensemble disassembles and blends elements of improvised jazz, grind, hip hop, doom, noise, prog and more.

Think a monstrous fusion of Ornette Coleman, Morbid Angel, Bill Laswell, John Zorn and Bohren & Der Club Of Gore.

www.facebook.com/viakurushimi/

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released September 14, 2016

Conceived, produced, mixed and mastered by Andrew Mortensen
Recorded at The Brain and AM Frequencies by Matt Clarke, Clayton Seglov and Andrew Mortensen
Mixed at AM Frequencies July 2016

All music improvised by Mortensen/Dawes/Allison/Lawson/Pieterse/Kerr/*Whitworth
Conducted/manipulated by Kerr

Andrew Mortensen - bass, turntable, samples
Simon Dawes - guitar
Chris Allison - drums
Kim Lawson - alto & tenor saxophone
Ian Pieterse - alto & baritone saxophone, saxello
Lachlan Kerr - conductor
Special guest on "Giblets" Marc Whitworth - drums

Art & design by Andrew Mortensen

Thanks: Lachlan, Dawesy, Cheggs, Kim, Ian, Lachlan Dale & AAC, Simeon Bartholomew, Sam Harwood, ViA, Nick Soole, Gene White, our other bands & projects, family & friends and to the venues & fans who have supported us.

Co-released by Art As Catharsis and AM Frequencies.
(c) 2016 Kurushimi

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