Bjorkenheim, Raoul/Krakatau - Ritual
This is a reissue of the Finnish lp-only first release by this great rock/avant/fusion guitarist and his band Krakatau, and includes two bonus tracks. The record features a unique blend of heavy guitarwork combined with dual, wailing Coleman and Ayler-influenced saxes and a rhythm section of bass/electric bass and two drummers. The music is quite original, but has certain musical ties to the harmolodic school ala The Decoding Society and Prime Time. ECM released their 3rd and 4th albums and since that time Raoul has performed with a number of great players in a number of different playing situations. But this is where it all began, and it began in a great way here! "...one of the best albums heard in a few months."-Musician.