Friday 12 October 2007

Paul Schutze - Site Anubis (1996)



This is the third CD in a Schütze trilogy which began with 1992's New Maps of Hell and continued with The Rapture of Metals; this final chapter is a certified masterpiece. Schütze, who plays keyboards and also supplies various inventive electronic treatments (tapes, digital sampling, etc.) has something of a signature sound. In the two earlier CDs in the trilogy, echoes of the Miles Davis electric funk emerged from time to time as an influence, along with touches of Jon Hassell (...). But on this CD, connections with the electric Davis of the 1970s are much more blatant. There's no trumpet, but Julian Priester's trombone supplies an occasional approximation, and the formidable guest list also includes Bill Laswell on bass, Lol Coxhill on soprano sax, Alex Buess on bass clarinet and Raoul Bjorkenheim on noisemetal guitars. And then there's the drumming. Dirk Wachtelaer's dominant cymbal and snare work is either very closely miked, or treated (or both), but regardless, it is frequently brutal-slamming, crashing, in-your-face confrontational. Throw in some serious guitar shredding by Bjorkenheim, and inspired electronic moans and howls supplied by Schütze, and you've got music that can grab you by the lapels and toss you into next week, and then turn around and drop almost instantly to an insidious, nightmarish whisper. (...) A major rush, and a major recording.

1. Future Nights
2. Early Mutation
3. Blue Like Petrol
4. Big God Blows In
5. Ten Acre Ghost
6. Eight Legs Out of Limbo
7. Inflammable Shadow (AKA: Vermilion Sands II)

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16 comments:

Mr. Lucky said...

Thanks for this one, Bravo Juju!

Once heard one track from this on German radio, but I was never able to track down the CD! I didn't know that Lol Coxhill is on this one, and it still sounds odd to me - Coxhill and Laswell on one record??? ;)

I'm very curious, if my taste of the 90s changed or if I still dig this...

Lucky

Mr. Lucky said...

A funny addition to your Pamela Ewing quote on the sidebar ("...ordinary life...") - this is how the conversation continued:

JR Ewing: Well, last night we went to the Oil Baron's and we ran into that termite brother of yours!

Pamela Ewing: Are you talking to me?

JR Ewing: Anyone else in here gotta termite for a brother?


;)

bravo juju said...

Dear Lucky
I used to listen to this a lot when I got the CD. I think that the comparisons with Bitches Brew and 70s Miles are out of place, but still it is one of the best (or perhaps the best) record Schutze has produced. It is funny that you mention the 90s, because this is an absolutely 90s record that summarizes many things that were produced at that time.
We will add the full JR quote. Didn't know you are a Dallas fan...
Cheers!

Lucky said...

no no, i'm not a dallas fan, i always preferred the denver clan... (i'm JOKING, OKAY??? - never watched both!).

nah, comparisons with bitches brew in this case are *§&%$, of course - even when chaps like leo smith and henry kaiser are hopping on the boat (with their "yo miles!"), it is still not comparable - those were the 70s, right? and when william laswell tries to re-do history, with schütze or alone, it's museum work - which can be interesting, of course...

Anonymous said...

looks like someone got to this file as well...please repost

bravo juju said...

a lot of anti-juju activity yhese last few days... we will repost thi soon, hopefully, but please understand predictable delays.

Anonymous said...

yeah man, a re-post on this would be righteous.. hard to find any schutze on net.. please please put this one back up.... whitewarrior

bravo juju said...

RE-UP DONE!

Anonymous said...

what a bitch.. it's gone again.. nuisance. oh well, thanks for trying.. whitewarrior

S. said...

great! i take this!!

and i'm searching for schutze "second site" and "third site / shiva recoil"

any information?

kiss

bravo juju said...

"shiva recoil" may be recoiling here one of these days...

S. said...

shiva recoil

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