DISCOGRAPHY




A CARRIER PIGEON
low life 7"



A
A CARRIER PIGEON

B
RITUAL 2


total 2 songs 998


Recorded in 1993, the two previously unreleased songs reflect the cool,
spontaneous presentation. They are archaic but not outdated. Powerful by
their use
of space and tension, never through the crude escalation of noise.
Both are mesmeric, but not by mind numbing 'techno' rhythms which act
like drugs.
JOJ's music seems to aid clarity. A Carrier Pigeon uses what
sounds like a
thumb piano to provide a matrix on which to build a delicate
musical structure. Chako's incantation is distant, sounding like it was sung
down a telephone line.
Ritual 2 is even more haunting, possessing a vast
atmospheric sound stage.
Chako sounds lost in the darkness of a deep
chasm, flutes imitate the movement
of air and the innards of a piano and /
or metal percussion provide primeval eruptions.
It's music on the threshold
of abstraction, all the more effective because of its sparing use
of hi-tech
instrumentation. Also, Ritual 2 seems to build on
the achievements of
Ritual 1, another rare JOJ track which appeared on the Ohren
des Kaiser
Hirohito double CD omnibus set from DOM Records.



written by Nigel Harris