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February 27, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 2:00 am


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Barboza Presents
Master Musicians of Bukkake
Wednesday February 27, 2013
$12 ADV // 21+

[via my own year end wrap-up for GhettoblasterMagazine.com]

Rangda’s Formerly Extinct is an incredibly solid record that was, unfortunately, overshadowed by Ben Chasny reuniting with his Comets on Fire bandmates to release his latest Six Organs of Admittance album, the shrieking space-guitar triumph, Ascent (also on Drag City). It’s easy enough to blindly write Rangda off as being talented, but not particularly inspired, like the typical “supergroup”—the trio further consists of 2nd guitarist, Sir Richard Bishop (Sun City Girls) and the free jazz leaning Chris Corsano (Bjork, Thurston Moore, Jandek, etc) on drums—but, with Formerly Extinct, they have noticeably morphed into a very different and substantially more cohesive animal than the one that appeared on their previous effort. While I actually enjoyed the grating chaos presented on their debut, False Flag, which sounded like a swarm of locusts were devouring a village and its fear-stricken residents whole, their new album truly showcases Rangda as a unified band; a collective sound mirroring their collective talents. The loose improvisation of feeling out each other’s abilities have all but dissipated, leaving the material much more focused, and it’s clear that they’ve really locked into how their individual skillsets operate best with one another. It’s a welcomed revelation with intricate, interweaving Eastern-inspired guitar lines that often make it difficult to discern where Chasny and Bishop begin or end. Meanwhile, Corsano whips up percussive tornados, levitating the tracks off of the ground, before dropping them back onto the desert floor, or sending them swirling in various directions like a scattered sandstorm. It’s a good one.


Dead C

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February 27, 2013
8:00 pm - 2:00 am
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