Yoshi Wada-bagpipes; Wayne Hankin-bagpipes; Marilyn Bogerd-adapted organ;
recorded May 1984, Berlin
On this album you can listen to the sounds of a five-octave range homemade organ pipe, connected with a central machine, spreading the sound all over the room, where the music is played, this is a loud and nearly metaphysical minimalist experience.
"quartet for two bagpipe players, electric organ and tympani, a more primitivist 'In C' if you will. Except that it's probably not in C...."
"...a bagpiping masterpiece which - similar to his previous release - celebrates and emphasises the bouncing of sound off a solid force: the physical nature of sound reverberating in a specialised environment. And let me say folks, it's an experience that transfers to vinyl pretty damn effectively - crank up the volume to the nine o'clock position and you'll find out what I mean. He built these unbelievable huge bellows which you pump with your feet to play the pipes, whose dimensions were more on the order of organ pipes than regular chanters. You wouldn't want to meet the Scottish chieftain who could actually lift such an instrument. This record is not as frightening as Crocodile, in fact I find it quite soothing, but the uninitiated should prepare for the full force of a massed angry wasp attack." - ED PINSENT