LP - Jacob Skott - All The Colours Of The Dust - Import
Causa Sui drummer Jakob Skøtt is back with the third installment in his "drums versus synthesizers" explorations. Fully indulging in this strange form of layered solo jams, these tracks are alive in a very real sense -- there's an organic vibe present in which monophonic synthesizers and polyphonic rhythms merge in a way you've never heard before. Any reference to other music and genres gets warped and turned on its head, quicker than you can catch onto it, as everything is weaved together in a fuzzed-out massive blanket of sound. Yet despite the roar and volume, there's a repetitive and meditative quality to these tracks -- not unlike that of free jazz, or, say, the hypnotic beat-driven music Miles created when he got into Stockhausen in the 1970s. There's even an earthy vibe ringing through the heavily modulated synths -- at times sounding more like soaring guitars or saxophones, or perhaps some unearthly rhythm-device that amalgamates rhythm and melody into one substance. This album is a result of a multicolored vision that has soaked up a wide range of styles and merged them into something fresh and radiant, and, frankly, quite groovy. Jakob Skøtt is the drummer in revered Danish experimental psych act Causa Sui and has previously collaborated with artists from Tortoise and Sunburned Hand of the Man. In a number of different outfits he has also released on such esteemed labels as Morr Music, Ghostly International, and Darla Records. Skøtt has also done exclusive live visuals and artwork for Amon Düül II, Earthless, Manual, cult actress Asia Argento, the Roadburn Festival, and El Paraiso Records.