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Escape: The Reconstruction of Isophonic Boogie Woogie
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CD

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CATALOG #
EM 1084CD EM 1084CD
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RELEASE DATE
8/4/2009

Intergenerational gene-splicing from EM Records. Roland P. Young's classic Isophonic Boogie Woogie (EM 1045CD/HJ-JP) is tripped-out, minimalist, spiritual free-jazz from 1980, and is here mutated, masticated and machined by Altz, the hotly-tipped renowned "organic electronicist" and producer/remixer from Osaka, Japan. Maintaining and magnifying the cosmic bliss-vibe of the original release, Altz lovingly massages Young's sounds into the year 2009 (as experienced through Altz's patented acid-disco filtration system). Sounds are layered and treated, atmospheres extended, and propulsive elements from Young's original recordings are bolstered (there is some fine drumming here from former Boredoms member, Muneomi Senju). Altz also respects Young's more abstract side, following the elder master into atmospheres of freedom, unrestrained by the gravity of the beat and the conventions of the dancefloor. Rather than a mere roughshod remix, this release is a meeting -- Young's San Francisco of the late '70s encountering Altz in Osaka in 2009. Young is respectfully and playfully transformed, but not trashed, and we all go home happy. Editing, programming, electric bass, guitar, synthesizer, noise and drum machine by Altz and disc-scratching by DJ Kensei.