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Burnt Friedman ”Zokuhen”, 2xEP Vinyl

With its non-placed devices and hard-to-pin-down aesthetic falling between electronic and psychedelic music and the warm-hued sounds of traditional acoustic instruments, Burnt Friedman’s Zokuhen (‘second edition’), produced exclusively for vinyl, may be considered an extension (or second instalment) of Bokoboko (non33, released in February 2012). On this new double EP, too, the music focuses on uneven rhythms that dictate the groove for all the participating musical elements and display a formal logic to which all the instruments gladly succumb. With its even rhythm and proximity to dub reggae, the track ‘Kon Ki (C2)’ shows that exceptions from the rule are permitted among the six new tracks and two re-worked Bokoboko themes that round off this follow-up.

Review in German SKUG Magazine 
Review in UK Little White Earbuds

Tracklisting

A1 EN BU
B1 RIKU RO
B2 DEKU NO BO 2
B3 BOKOBOKO 2
C1 EN BU 2
C2 KON KI
D1 KOWAI KOIRU
D2 RIKU RO 2

Burnt Friedman – Percussion, Cymbals, Sampler, Korg MS20, Monochord, Organ, Programming
Joseph Suchy – Electric Guitar, Tracks B1, B2, C1, D
Takeshi Nishimoto – Sarod, Tracks B1, B3, D2
Mandjao Faty – Electric Guitar Track C2
Daniel Schroeter – Bass Guitar Tracks B1, D1
Jaki Liebezeit – additonal Drum Track B2
Hayden Chisholm – Reeds

Mastering – Rashad Becker
Composed and mixed by B.Friedman 2011-2012
Original Version of B2 DEKU NO BO and B3 BOKOBOKO appears on Bokoboko (non33)
Original Version of KON KI appears on non28CD, named: ROOTS AUTOMATION
Cover artwork by Theo Altenberg (O.T.), Detail, Oil On Cardboard 2012