Nazoranai Nazoranai Flower-Corsano Duo
NAZORANAI (HAINO/ O'MALLEY/ AMBARCHI) - Scala - tickets
11 July 2013
NAZORANAI (KEIJI HAINO/ STEPHEN O'MALLEY/ OREN AMBARCHI)
275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross
London N1 9NL
NAZORANAI is the dark matter-heavy power trio of Keiji Haino (guitar/synth/vox), Oren Ambarchi (drums) and Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley (Bass).
Inaugurated with a 2011 concert in Holland, the group’s third and most recent show was captured to consciousness-smashing effect on last year’s self-titled LP (Ideologic Organ/Editions Mego). As with the wider range of Haino’s ever-evolving stable of ensembles the Dark Master is very much at the helm in Nazaronai, but this trio still marks a clear and thrilling departure from past configurations.
Fushitsusha, whilst highly fluid, maintain a stout basis of blues-derived ‘classic’-era transatlantic heavy rock, from Sabbath and Hendrix to Floyd and Amon Duul. The output of Haino/O’Rourke/Ambarchi, meanwhile, has a meticulous but deliriously wild, ever-accelerating, no-handbrake-fitted freedom and intensity.
Nazaronai, in contrast, construct a transcendent amalgam of motorik metal and ferociously unfettered space-rock. The blood-deep musical kinship that O’Malley and Ambarchi have forged through Sunn O))) and Gravetemple allows them to lay down a transfixing, remorseless, march-of-an-undead-host fundament of bass and drums from which Haino-san is able to cut jaw-slackeningly loose, fissuring forth from the pit of Hades before setting the overall controls for the other side of the Kuiper Belt.
This is a rare chance to have these esteemed players on the same stage continuing on their unique collaborative project. An acutely musical collaboration between the renowned kinetic drummer Chris Corsano (Rangda, Joe Mcphee, Bjork, Evan Parker, Bill Nace) and Mick Flower (Vibracathedral Orchestra, MV & EE) on shahi baaja (Japanese banjo). Rolling ecstatic riffs and all kinds of improvised rhythms make for a song cycle worth savoring. A very special two-piece that have an ultra-sensitive and special chemistry, that allow them to move audiences into special zones. Shows with Group Inerane, Merzbow and at ATP Festivals and in the back of pubs have all left people breathless. They have that power to elevate through rhythm and primal energy but are also able to harness delicate moments, eastern harmonics, a widescreen expansiveness and a thrilling sense of jazz, noise and melody.