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Artist: KOKORO MAYIKIBO (@)
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Mila records (@)
Rated: *****
This band with a weird japanese female sounding moniker consist of two guys from Ebria records and the half of mighty I/O. I'm sure you'll be already following this equation: "Ebria : I/O = Kokoro.: experimentalism", well if you did it you’re wrong. The keyword is eclectism and here these freaks are playing a drunk, demented sick blues-rockenroll with reminiscences of Shorty, Jesus Lizard and Killdozer, Touch and Go and Skin Graft. The funny thing is that even if the singer is the same guy singing for I/O he applies a completely different vocal technique, thus not "post '70ies-avant-prog-Demetrio Stratos-Meredith Monk-Dave Moss-vocalizations" but more bluesy Dave Yow alike psychopathic singing. The whole record is instilled with a genuine sick bluesy/rockenroll mentality but with an odd combination of sounds with which they probably pay homage to some of their inspirators. Just give a listen to that James Chance sax here and there, obviously these weirdoes have probably spent time listening to some good ol' No Wave classics and it means you sure have to ad Contortions to the ingredient list. They’ve put together some really good tracks among which there's a real gem: "Wait".



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