So, it seems I’ve only just found out about a new Fushitsusha release. (The guy(s) from the last post, remember?) Well, kind-of a new Fushitsusha release: this one is a live collaboration with German saxophonist Peter Brötzmann. You know, the guy who’s basically the embodiment of Satanic brass. Like this:
Yep. All that and part of the Fluxus movement, too. Nice. I guess that’s what happens when you teach yourself how to play.
From the looks of it, this is a 1996 performance which has been the stuff of legend:
But Nothing Changes No One Can Change Anything, I Am Ever-Changing Only You Can Change Yourself is unique in both the Fushitsusha and Brötzmann discographies. The trio have never sounded the way they do here – beginning Disc One with long, ritualistic passages of solo drums and nearly unaccompanied bass; chanting and howling in a guttural, almost pre-linguistic manner behind the saxophonist as Kosugi seems to try to smash his kit to bits, at the midpoint of Disc Two; hammering home a blues riff reminiscent of the Plastic Ono Band circa Live Peace in Toronto on Disc Three, and bringing the whole thing to a close with a four-way noise/garage-rock raveup in the final three minutes of the performance.
Needless to say, I’m very excited. A typically tongue-twister Haino title, this should be all manner of strangely good. More information over here should you desire a copy of your own.