Founded in 1989 and releasing their first album in 1991, Blast are a brilliant Dutch avant/rock band, who combine a very unique & recognizable skewed rhythmic base with angular & intricate horn & guitar charts ala Henry Cow and Doctor Nerve.
Wire Stitched Ears, released in 1995, was their second album and their first of three for Cuneiform.
The music is tough-edged & aggressive and must be heard to be believed; a great disc of intensely complicated, rehearsal-intensive RIO-style rock.
"I never got to see Henry Cow, but now that I've seen Blast, it doesn't matter." – Bill Ellsworth (upon seeing them at the same amazing show I saw!)
"...tight, complex, angular, polyrhythmic, verging-on-brilliant Dadist chamber rock...indescribably powerful & compelling...this is a must." –Alternative Press
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Elton Dean on list last (?) studio recording collaborating with the Belgian prog jazzers The Wrong Object.
What a pity they couldn't continue their common path!
As the formidable Mr MoonJune urges us to listen to the late great Elton Dean, blackmailing by offering this for one lousy buck, we should oblige, but please give a little more ;-)
Fans of Soft Machine / Soft Machine Legacy can't be disappointed by this bold statement! Carsten Pieper