« on: December 12, 2009, 10:26:10 PM »
OK, here's my mini review: CD is very good, but quite minimal in nature, has a live jam/improvisational feel to it, using heavily processed guitar (courtesy Rob Jenkins of Redshift and Stone Idols fame), bass, and electronics (think quiet ambient dub, Jon Hassell, etc.) In a way, this is a good thing as it's not as heavily structured as their previous albums. The first 3 tracks has no percussion, so if you're expecting "Equator" or "Peyote" part two, might be disappointed. Wouldn't exactly call this one tribal, in other words, but it is definitely droney, organic ritual music. The DVD is very good too, although a bit short. Starts with a short film documenting how all past OYC members met up in a studio to record this album in celebrating 25 years. Follows with another (short) '93/'94 European tour film w/travel footage, brief interviews...Finally a brief (maybe 15 min.) snippet of a performance from 2007 with great psychedelic imagery, too bad it was not longer. All in all, I heartily recommend this to all OYC lovers.