A horrible hack

Asa-Chang & Junray

Hana

Year Released: 2002
Format: 12" EP
Label: Leaf
 
Reviewed by Chris Bress on Jun 13, 2007
This is fucking off the wall! It's really great though! Bizarre world / electronic / classical music, it's so eclectic! It starts off with a classical string piece that sounds like its been lifted from a soundtrack, then the strange voices come in. I'm not sure if they're actually saying anything but it sounds amazing. To add to the crazy cut up voices are some traditional drum pieces (sounds like bongos or something), and when I say cut up I mean fucked up! They are totally distorted and played at a crazy twisted speed with hardly any structure leaving you with the classical strings to hang on too. Every now and then you can hear samples of Ambulances or something like that, it's dead weird!

Every now and then there's a break from the almost extreme noise, it'll cut back to the strings and it sounds so peaceful after the nutso noise. There's some crazy electronic stuff happening underneath as well, and at one point you think the tracks gonna stop coz it sounds like a spaceships landing or something but it immediately cuts back to the distorted noise. It's a fucking great song and if you are into experimental (emphasis on the mental) check this out, it's great.

The b-side is just weird!

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