At the same time as collaborating with Yoshida Tatsuya (see below), Richard Pinhas published another joint work: "Tikkun" was recorded by the Frenchman together with the Australian avant-garde icon Oren Ambarchi. Between the two mammoth compositions "Washington, D. C." (30 minutes) and "San Francisco" (26 minutes), the twelve-minute "Tokyo" only seems like an interlude despite its driving industrial guitar sounds. No wonder, because "Washington, D. C." is a true monster: The addition of two drummers bears fruit here. The grooves push the track hypnotically up to ecstasy. This is strikingly reminiscent of Klaus Schulze's play "Friedrich Nietzsche" from the "X" album. The ubiquitous guitar sounds pile up, forming an unmanageable sonority. San Francisco, on the other hand, falls off. The same ingredients allow the sound to swell linearly for 23 minutes, without any noticeable rhythm, and without fluctuations, until it subsides again. Unfortunately this is not more than a test of patience. The DVD contains a 40-minute live recording from Paris.
Top track: Washington, D.C.