For "Part II," however, the mood becomes more dire, the environment a little more stressed. Random percussion, (with what sounds like an assortment of bottles, pots, cymbals and chimes), adds an already erratic anti-rhythm to an answering group of guitar abstractions. Eventually, though, the snare drum is found, a stride is gained and experimentalism turns rock n' roll, howling riffs and soloing bleed into each other. Now, you have an acid jam, which will undergo a few shifts in tempo and carry you through its 24-minute run time.
As Kohoutek have crafted what I consider to be an ambient-improv rock album for jazz heads, I could see fans of Acid Mother's Temple, Bong, Sun Ra's Solar Myth Approach work and Miles Davis' electric period (which bred the aforementioned "He Loved Him Madly" from the Get Up With It LP) digging something like Curious Aroma, though I find it more of an outlet for free form weirdness than volume. Enjoyable overall.
Curious Aroma will be released 11.6, limited to 350 copies. I unfortunately have no excerpts to post. Click here for more info.
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