Purple Trap

Decided.. Already The Motionless Heart of Tranquility, Tangling The Prayer Called "I"

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Guitarist/vocalist Keiji Haino, bassist Bill Laswell, and drummer Rashied Ali jam forth an endless wall of distorted builds and apexes that are ends in themselves. These extend-a-climax distortions, much along the lines of a Sonic Youth extended instrumental freak-out, are their own payoff, as there never was a structure -- pop or otherwise -- that was deviated from or returned to. Haino's distinctive yells and plaintive moans add some worthwhile variation, but overall the recording is one interminable set-ending crescendo. However cathartic it may be, it is still wanky. For die-hard fans only.

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