De Dionyso, Arrington / Breath Of Fire
Album: Breath Of Fire   Collection:General
Artist:De Dionyso, Arrington   Added:Nov 2006
Label:K Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-01-21 Pull Date: 2007-03-25
Week Ending: Mar 18 Mar 11 Feb 18 Feb 11 Feb 4 Jan 28
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 14, 2008: Lost and Found
Breath Of Fire (Part Two)
4. Jul 14, 2007: Cognitive Overload
2. Sep 19, 2007: Day of Difficulty
Khomuz Voice Three
5. Jun 03, 2007: public noize racket
3. Aug 18, 2007: Cognitive Overload
6. Mar 17, 2007: Cognitive Overload
Tundra: Moving Glacier

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-01-22
Wow. Throat singing, sort of Tuvan but wacked out, jaw harp, and bass clarinet from the frontman for Old Time Relijun. I listened with my jaw dropped. Like Cecil Taylor on acid. Some tracks like Maja Ratkje. Lots of multiphonics, free and wild. I was alternately completely frozen, scared, crying, and laughing while listening. Possibly my favorite release of 2006. Also it somehow scares the crap out of me (possibly because it’s how I would communicate all the time if I could???). no overdubbing or electronics. amazing.

*1. Warped throat singing. Multiphonics.
2. More throat singing... Maybe through the bass clarinet? – sounds like it when you hear him take a breath.
*3. Skittering and shaking bass clarinet.
4. 15 seconds of growl on the bass clarinet + some tapping.
5. Sick throat singing in a tin can?? 23 seconds.
*6. Title is “Bird Shadow”. Twittering bass clarinet.
**7. It’s a dinosaur – watch out! No wait, it’s mufaor’s getting-out-of-bed sounds. No wait, it’s a guy singing, weazing, and generally making the listener very happy. Haunting last 1:00 – vocalized shivering sounds?
**8. Scary grumbling and wumbling. Sort of throat-singing. Sounds painful.
**9. Maja Ratkje-like. Lots of silly sounds and throat singing. I laughed out loud the most during this track.
10. Skronky bass clarinet, one motif repeated for 50 seconds.
11. Throat singing, sounds very electronic – almost, um, like a lawnmower.
12. Active jaw harp, bouncy and very language-like.
13. Jaw harp and... breath sounds??
14-18. Singing and jaw harp:
14, 15. Slow compared to the other tracks, less zany. resonant.
**16. Beautifully silly, love the vocals.
17. Bouncing jaw harp. Bluegrass-y. Great recording quality.
18. Rhythmic jaw harp. Dance-along.
*19. Slow-moving. Pretty amazing that this is not electronic effects... Weird spatial effects, i.e. sounds like a motor being very close or zooming farther away. Mesmerizing.
20. Slow, bluesy bass clarinet. Some skronk.
**21. Crazy. All voice and newspaper, I think. Constipation, cackles, donkey sounds... This track should be famous for having 90 seconds of vocalized raspberries!! Oh please can we make it a kzsu tradition to harmonize in raspberries for one minute at the start of staff meetings???

Track Listing
1. Emptiness And Void   11. White Fire On Black Fire
2. Breath Of Fire (Part One)   12. Khomuz 1 Rabbit Nutrient
3. Solstice   13. Khomuz 2 Frog Nutrient
4. Raining   14. Khomuz Voice One
5. Balam   15. Khomuz Voice Two
6. Bird Shadow   16. Khomuz Voice Three
7. Holotropic   17. Khomuz 3 Winter
8. Xibalba   18. Khomuz 4 Traditional Variation
9. Breath Of Fire (Part Two)   19. Tundra: Moving Glacier
10. Cacao Dance   20. The Lion Lays Down With The Lamb
  21. Paper Fire Raven Baby