Burnt Friedman continues with "Bokoboko" where he recently left off with Jaki Liebezeit and the album "Secret Rhythms 4". And once again plunges deep into the world of abstract or secret rhythms. This time the musician, who became famous above all for his electronic refinements (and was able to land on the David Sylvian project Nine Horses with them), plays all rhythm instruments himself, including oil drums, steel drums, prepared rubber band guitars and monochord. Also "Bokoboko" (Japanese for uneven, hollow sounding, which are definitely character traits of the music offered here), like his love time collaborations, breaks out of common listening habits. The often changing, weird, uneven rhythms and grooves seem to pursue no goal, end in nowhere and thus offer no solution to the accumulated tensions. Friedman tries to "create a music foreign to the world that can be understood everywhere in the world as well." I wonder what he succeeded in doing with this.
Top track: Uzu