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It isn't too often that I find myself completely incapable of writing a worthy description to sum up an artist/album's sound; however, this is definitely one of those occasions. DJ Pica Pica is one of over a dozen aliases of Japanese musician, Yamantaka Eye, who is perhaps more well known as one of the founders and frontman of the noise rock group, Bordedoms.
To mistake this for "just another danceable DJ mix" would be a crime, as this album is a masterpiece of sound collage, encompassing numerous different genres, and consisting of a wide variety of source material. Pica's inclusion of genres run the gamut, stirring up a little bit of rock, blues, hip-hop, funk, techno, and even music from indigenous Pacific tribes into a brew that at times threatens to descend into pure chaos, yet manages to retain it's groove throughout. A wide variety of instruments can be heard throughout, as he seasons the mix with piano, synths, electric and accoustic guitar, african djembe drums, flute and much more.Yamantaka controls the tempo perfectly, often whipping the music up into a frenzied tribal state, only to bring it down to a tranquil pace at just the right moments.
This is one of those albums that just needs to be heard, and as I stated before, I am incapable of accurately describing the sound contained within. I don't have enough time on my hands to put up a track list at the moment, but I'll try to remember to put one up tomorrow.
Year of Release: 1999 Label: Comma Genre: Experimental, Sound Collage, Turntablism Bitrate: 320Kbps