Strange or Funny-Haha?

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Bisk's second full-length album for Sub Rosa is both strange and funny-haha; strange in its almost unprecedented fusion of vagued-out electronica (electro, experimental hip-hop, left-field drum'n'bass) with everything from manic bop and Zorn-esque post-free-jazz to avant-gardist loop'n'splice tape massacre and digital sound collage. And funny-haha? Well, for much the same reason. Fujikawa's extreme methods of genre-obliterating abstraction are so warped and smeared that sometimes the only possible response is to shake your head and laugh. However, like its predecessor, Time, Strange lurks in shadows, its restless buzz approximating the paranoid fidget of a schizophrenic slap-fighting a radio dial. An amazing, exciting, wonderfully esoteric glimpse at one of electronic music's many possible futures.

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