N.D.E. remains one of our favorites from the post synth-pop Hosono era and was made in collaboration with G. Hotoda (musician and YMO tech guru in the early 90s), the clearly present ambient-dub master Bill Laswell, French-born New York dance music legend François Kevorkian, and Y. Terada (Hosono’s engineer and frequent collaborator), with some added material from acclaimed saxophonist Yasauki Shimizu. Expanding on the Medicine Compilation sound, N.D.E is a heady trip into heavy atmospherics and dubbed-out psychedelic rhythms leaning heavily on tabla and arabic instruments. A cover-to-cover psychedelic masterpiece, one hands-down highlight is the extra dubby and spaced-out third track, “Teaching of Sphynx,” which features Laswell’s signature punk-infused, heavy low end dub sound. This album is finally available again on vinyl via Rush Hour after years of being a (mostly) CD-only release.
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Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: CD / Cult Classic / Downtempo / Dub