"Private Idioms" CDR
Genre: experimental guitar improv
Bryan Day / PE
3803 S 25th St.
Omaha, NE 68107
Jan 20 - 26 2002
is Yoshiaki Kinno, a talented guitar improviser and also the
owner of the Allelopathy label of Japan. Private Idioms
collects two thirty-minute pieces of his work on electric guitar, and
boy is it an amazing release. Working solely with the guitar's natural
sounds - completely feedback and pedal free - these two pieces (from
1995 and 1997, respectively) see Kinno noodling out some of the
most startlingly complex guitar pluckings you're ever likely to hear.
ONNYK's talent lies in the fact that his music is so varied
- at times, it can be calm and thoughtful, and at others he just goes
crazy, producing these insanely intricate, chaotic sounds that just
can't be described through words. And the fact that he doesn't need
any amp-busting feedback and distortion techniques to accomplish these
climactic moments makes it oh-so-much-more impressive.
Private Idioms works as both an impressive release for guitar
improv enthusiasts, and a record for those just interested in getting
a taste of the scene. The frantic technique variation and hints of
tunefulness help to make Kinno's music more accessible to those
beginning on their "Guitar Improv for Dummies" course, while
his sheer talent will please scene veterans.
So ONNYK's Private Idioms is certainly a recommended
listen. It's just a wonder that Kinno waited half a decade
after these two pieces' recording to give them to Public Eyesore for
2 songs, distributed by the
label, released 2001]