Nihilist Spasm Band - No Record
  Year :   1968
  Location :   Canada
  Worktype :   LP
  Materials:   -
  Info :   Allied Record Corporation

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  I have given the album a good few listens now and I just have to say it blows me away. Absolutely incredible. I listen to a lot of Sonic Youth, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart, etc. and I must say Ive rarely heard music of the Spasm Bands intensity. The instrumentation is fantastic--the prattavarius stands out expecially. I m a big fan of the crest and valley, ebb and flow approach. My favourite aspect is the wholly organic nature of the tracks--nothing forced--just pure improvised expression. There is so much love and violence seething in every sound. The Byron Bog is the stand-out for me--it goes everywhere (no)music should go. On the whole, I d say there is far too much art in this album to reduce it to mere rock, but I was far too rocked to just call it art. Primal fury and sonic exploration at its pinnacle. - Steve McCready Rereleased as CD in 1996 by Alchemy Records (Japan)