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NICHOLS, PASCAL - Nihilist Chakai House

Format: LP
Label & Cat.Number: Discombobulate BOB003
Release Year: 2014
Note: excellent album of most unusual & vivid 'solo percussion' music => PASCAL NICHOLS surprises with all kinds of drum sounds, using various percussion instruments (also made from metal), creating membran-drones, bell-like layers, or furious distorted clatter... comes on frosted clear vinyl with, full colour insert , lim. 250 on a highly interesting North-East UK based record label that "specialises in alien sounds"
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €18.00

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"Blow Love Sweet Love out yr ass. What the world needs now is more solo drumming albums!

Pascal here is happy to oblige with Nihilist Chakai House; two sides of one-man drumming action that swings like a goofy magnetic pendulum.

History lesson: Pascal Nichols is a fully fledged ceramist, beard-wearer and drummist in ozone-scraping duo PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES along with non-beard Kelly Jayne Jones. For this disc hes all alone and riffling the pack to better feel the texture.

Nihilist Chakai House Side One: Its crystal clear like an ECM joint yet huffed with a sweaty Javanese energy. The bronze pots get thunked bad and vibrate, shifting units of time, Bene Gesserit style. A massive station clock weeps small brass cogs until the stutter of fudge-footed mice scramble all smeary, dazzling with dry-snare. Between times you hear the most amazing sonorous cowbell work this side of a Trouble Funk block-jam tailing off into resinous wooden bumps.

Nihilist Chakai House Side Two: Opens up all hot, with frittering and hummingbird-quick trap work. Ed Blackwell loans Pascal his sticks (made from hollow herons legs) adding that extra venerable edge to the membranous drones and crisp celery crunch. At one point hard hands, rough as sandpaper, jigger and jolley moans out the drum skins creating a Tie-Fighter dogfight. This segues into a resonant metallic chitter; all chipped chrome and dangerous ricochet. Pascal chooses to close this beautiful record in a dignified manner...amplified wool being wound round a Djembe in freezing fog. The taut fibres crush the breath out the goblet bowl, the drum speaks!

File alongside those Chris Corsano bootleg CD-Rs, Eli Keszlers Endgrove tape and Paul Hessions Giant Soft Drum Set." [label info]