More Anxious, More Favourable Terms (NUTE020)

by Imugem Orihasam

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Limited Cassette (100 copies) - now sold out

Japan's prolific Imugem Orihasam throws an 8-track lucky dip your way with "More Anxious, More Favourable Terms", a beguiling LP of freewheeling electronic excursions.

Opener J is B is all old school jittery claps'n'hats, cascading bleepy riffs and Detroit strings - just begging for a 3-Lux style video accompaniment. However the early 90s nostalgia bus runs out of go juice before track two - the minimal micro-dub fest, Angle Speak. Another left-turn follows with a 30 second funk interlude and the album basically carries on in this manner, without allegiance to any particular style, era or tempo though remains coherent throughout due to the consistent reverby production and relative sparseness of each arrangement.

You get The calm of the ambient closing track Doctrine is rudely punctuated by the sonic equivalent of an annoying child repeatedly shooting a toy laser gun right in your face, as the serenity of the mellow, mournful melody is blasted into the background by intrusive high-end action. This playful irreverence is evident over both sides making even sinister passages such as the stuttering wobbly bass attack of No Single Issue appear approachable.

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released August 25, 2014

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