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Jigen // Blood's Finality / Kyouunkyushetsu (Remastered) LP

Jigen // Blood's Finality / Kyouunkyushetsu (Remastered) LP

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This is a reissue record released by Tokyo's experimental dnb artist Jigen aka Taro Nijikama on Double Circumflex in New York, USA in May 2023. (Original CD released in 5)

Contains 9 experimental dnb songs.

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12 "black vinyl. Officially licensed and remastered 2022 LP edition. Originally released on CD in 1998. 

tracklist:

1. meteor 00:30
2. vs. Fuwa (Nogen Tachi Mumei) 05: 45
3. Utsusemi Hanki 07:24
4. Crazy clouds 08:00
5. Anti-mad cloud sword remnant (Seiryu General Star Powder) 00: 56
6. Bannen extra land 07:52
7. Shaved Sword Ibun 01:10
8. Unsigned 01:03
9. Seasonless 11:24

Double Circumflex:

"After whipping imaginations into a brittle frenzy with the reissue of Jigen's 'Stone Drum Avantgardism' of the same year, the reticulated breaks and ghostly extended guitar tekkerz of Jigen's 'Blood's Finality' only deepen the mystery of this short-lived but deeply enchanting late' 90s project. Filling a blindspot for lots of listeners, and living up to many stoned fantasies of jungle's unfulfilled possibilities, Jigen's work appeared at a point when jungle was on the cusp of calcifying into formulaic structures after an unprecedented run of innovations.

Geographically detached from jungle/D&B's UK epicentres, Jigen, like Christoph De Babalon in Germany, or - as we now know - Derek Bailey in South London, took license to head for the hills, splicing the style's snaking breakbeats with possessed guitar and wind expressions while it was shaping into nth degree darkside, jazzier or aggro forms back at source. Nearly a quarter century later, its reemergence into a scene that has been thoroughly raked over and cyclically reappraised, is nothing short of thrilling for anyone who thought they'd heard it all.

Crashing in with a passage of avant bloody clatter, the set's room recorded textures and flinty sampler lick 'n spittle chops feel even more radical in 2022. The all-important restless funk is there, unpredictably moving in the shadows agist backdrops of wind-played chimes and scraped strings on 'Taifuwa (Nogentachi Mumei)' or rattling against trash can percussion and hauntingly beautiful pipes in 'Utsusemi Hanki', with lingering lacunæ on 'Meikakyoun' really recalling the atmospheres of prime period Photek or his acolytes SD, whereas 'Banna Bangaichi' tilts into pure free jazz noise territory, and the final 11 minute beauty 'Muki' perhaps most uncannily parallels Derek Bailey's off-the-cuff riffs on pirate radio of that era."

Artist: Jigen

Label: Double Circumflex

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This is a reissue record released by Tokyo's experimental dnb artist Jigen aka Taro Nijikama on Double Circumflex in New York, USA in May 2023. (Original CD released in 5)

Contains 9 experimental dnb songs.

---------------------------------------------

12 "black vinyl. Officially licensed and remastered 2022 LP edition. Originally released on CD in 1998. 

tracklist:

1. meteor 00:30
2. vs. Fuwa (Nogen Tachi Mumei) 05: 45
3. Utsusemi Hanki 07:24
4. Crazy clouds 08:00
5. Anti-mad cloud sword remnant (Seiryu General Star Powder) 00: 56
6. Bannen extra land 07:52
7. Shaved Sword Ibun 01:10
8. Unsigned 01:03
9. Seasonless 11:24

Double Circumflex:

"After whipping imaginations into a brittle frenzy with the reissue of Jigen's 'Stone Drum Avantgardism' of the same year, the reticulated breaks and ghostly extended guitar tekkerz of Jigen's 'Blood's Finality' only deepen the mystery of this short-lived but deeply enchanting late' 90s project. Filling a blindspot for lots of listeners, and living up to many stoned fantasies of jungle's unfulfilled possibilities, Jigen's work appeared at a point when jungle was on the cusp of calcifying into formulaic structures after an unprecedented run of innovations.

Geographically detached from jungle/D&B's UK epicentres, Jigen, like Christoph De Babalon in Germany, or - as we now know - Derek Bailey in South London, took license to head for the hills, splicing the style's snaking breakbeats with possessed guitar and wind expressions while it was shaping into nth degree darkside, jazzier or aggro forms back at source. Nearly a quarter century later, its reemergence into a scene that has been thoroughly raked over and cyclically reappraised, is nothing short of thrilling for anyone who thought they'd heard it all.

Crashing in with a passage of avant bloody clatter, the set's room recorded textures and flinty sampler lick 'n spittle chops feel even more radical in 2022. The all-important restless funk is there, unpredictably moving in the shadows agist backdrops of wind-played chimes and scraped strings on 'Taifuwa (Nogentachi Mumei)' or rattling against trash can percussion and hauntingly beautiful pipes in 'Utsusemi Hanki', with lingering lacunæ on 'Meikakyoun' really recalling the atmospheres of prime period Photek or his acolytes SD, whereas 'Banna Bangaichi' tilts into pure free jazz noise territory, and the final 11 minute beauty 'Muki' perhaps most uncannily parallels Derek Bailey's off-the-cuff riffs on pirate radio of that era."

Artist: Jigen

Label: Double Circumflex