Acezantez (Dubravko Detoni) LP
First vinyl re-issue of this 1977 Croation masterpiece. We rank Detoni as one of the greatest of all those 20th Century avant-garde nutjob composer types. Together with his ensemble Acezantez they created some of the most flipped and tripped music in this most amorphous of genres.
On the menu resides abstraction with musical qualities, always tense with a sly wink of humour. Detoni’s sense of abrasion is met with bouts of melodic intervention. Elsewhere, heavy industrial sounds are used as percussive texture; mixed with forceful electronics and dramatic instrumental passages, they create a complex and textured series of compositions.
A pretty essential recording this one. Here’s to more of these works getting the exposure they deserve.