Ulan Bator


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D-CONSTRUCTION subjects the music of French avant-rock outfit Ulan Bator to dissection and resection at the hands of four sampling superstars. Though each sonic surgeon was given unrestricted access to the band's catalog, Otomo Yoshihide supplies additional sounds sampled from his Ground Zero associates Sachiko M and Tatsuki Masuko and from shou player Kou Ishikawa.

Yoshihide also helps himself to two Ulan Bator tracks, turntablizing "Radio Disco" and "Urusula Minor" amid a dense, dizzying swirl of sinewaves and samples. Eric M's turntable treatment rebuilds a likeness of the jazz-rock groove of "Cerf-Volant" from memory after reducing the song to a rubble of crumbling concrete pieces. Scanner strips Ulan Bator's "Silence" of its propulsive rhythm and scatters fine bits of the track throughout his mix's soft ambient surges. Carl Stone provides the disc's final and most fascinating deconstruction, turning the monochord rush of VEGETALE's "Embarquement" into a polyrhythmic tangle of sped-up, pitch-shifted samples.

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