The Wet Black Poodle Transforms

(Singing Knives) CD $10.50

Recordings from November 2011 in Manchester and Sheffield of performances by legendary Flemish Fluxus artist, performer and filmmaker, with the Harappian Night Recordings mastermind and the percussionist from Part Wild Horses Mane on Both Sides. “Mich is in mind-bending form here,” observes our mole inside Volcanic Tongue, “Forsaking established ‘sound poetry’ modes for spontaneous body strategies, snores, bursts of song and screams, at points getting into an amazing Patty Waters-esque riff on ‘black,’ at others channeling the ferocious osmotic tongue of Blixa Bargeld circa “Negative Nein.” Ali and Nichols bolster the industrial ritual feel with metal tones, tonal skin sounds, weird moments of gamelan drone and sudden explosions of full bore improvisation that nod to the kinda volcanic interplay of the Music Improvisation Company or the large scale percussive constructs of Tony Oxley.” Edition of 150. TEDIUM HOUSE BEST OF 2013