Savage Aural Hotbed

Gomi Daiko

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On Gomi Daiko (which means "garbage drums"), guitar and bass are supportive instruments, and Roto-toms, dryer drums, "plasti-drums" and metal are all employed in this vicious concussion expression. Gomi is an incisive and angry assault of sound, but Savage Aural Hotbed does not prove to be difficult to hear -- the variations of timbre, from the ponderous and clamorous "Big Arms" to the bright dancing brushes on "Dervish 91," intrigue the ear from track to track. The success of this rough treatment comes from the group's adherence to the Oriental discipline and acceptance of post-industrial and the eclectic modes of modern dance -- Gomi Daiko is fit music for intelligent iconoclasm.

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