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Artist: KLONDIKE & YORK
Title: Holy Book
Format: LP
Label: Weird Forest
Country: USA
Price: $13.00
"You know, I get a lot of records in the mail, and Id say that most of em are CDRs. The way technology has gone, thats only natural for independent music, and I try to give all CDRs a fair shake, but its just never as nice as getting a vinyl LP in the mail. When its on vinyl, you just know its probably going to be good, or at least carefully considered, which CDRs almost NEVER are, even when they ARE good. Now if this primitive/outsider sax/drums/electronics LP by Klondike & York had been a CDR, I wouldve still really liked it, but having it pressed onto vinyl with a cool-ass color cover, well, as Al Pacino would say, "Forget about it!" Its top-notch! Its essentially a sax and drums free jazz duo, one Chad Stockdale on sax and one Nate Beier on percussion, with a lot of heavy blowing and space-out time-keeping, but Im tempted to not call it free jazz. I mean was The Psychedelic Saxophone of Charlie Nothing free jazz? No, it was psychedelic saxophone, and so is The Holy Book. And, to help sew it up as something other, theres also some synthesizer on here. Its not credited to any one musician, the word just floats in the space right after the credits. This is pretty much what the synth does on the record too, it just sort of mysteriously appears now and then. Trippy silk-screened labels too. Actually, the whole LP, from the home-recorded vibe to the shadowy appearance to the Northern California return address, reminds me of when the first Six Organs of Admittance LP appeared and left blown minds in its wake. There may still be time to get your mind blown, but I really doubt there are any more than 500 of these floating around, so hurry up!" -Larry "Fuzz-O" Dolman, Blastitude.

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