Peter Evans & Weasel Walter – Poisonous

The Music

The Words

Poisonous indeed, the newest release from free, avant-garde jazz duo Peter Evans & Weasel Walter is a journey into the delirious mind of a poison-afflicted would-be mycologist. In forty-four minutes, the two seasoned musicians craft an album obsessed with venenous fungi that sounds as lethal as its subject. I don’t know how many layers of improvised or forethought material have been arranged to create this fever dream, but the result is a dense hallucinative soundscape as heard through thick forest haze.

Some parts are almost metal in just how harsh and intense they are–see “Sulfur Tuft”. The already blurry lines between human-constructed musical genres get annihilated entirely here. It’s free musical expression. Is it noise jazz or experimental metal? It’s honestly hard to tell, and it doesn’t matter in the end: Poisonous is an album you will want to ingest, and its toxicity will make you see–and hear–the most beautiful things before you trespass.

The Link

Bandcamp

The Recs

Death Drag
dMu
Nakata

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