‘The overall effect is of a collaboration in heaven between Oliver Messiaen and Albert Ayler, channelled by Lamonte Young’ (The Wire).
Deeply, densely, ritualistically hypnotic; massive and shifting like a glacier. (These horns are three metres long.)
Wonderful stuff first on FMP in 1985 — bagpipes, organ, percussion, with huge density and scale. At times beatless, at others like techno crossed with the kind of tribal rounds Tracey got in Uganda, for example.
Modal vocal improvisations by Richard Hayman, Imani Smith, Wada himself — a deeply meditative blend of Zen Buddhist chants, YW’s time with Pandit Pran Nath, Smith’s Sufism, Fluxus avant-gardism.