* Edition of 800. Heavy custom tip-on box with pure black uncoated paper throughout and stamped black ink pigment frame. Mounted white paper inserts printed with metallic silver foil. Nine full size inserts including 8 full color art prints by the artists. Solid black paper inner sleeves * The first music on record by the iconic free music duo of Peter Brötzmann & Keiji Haino since 1996. Two complete performances recorded in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the summer of 2018. The intellect given birth to here (existence) is too young presents the artists traversing a sprawling range of sound and modalities to achieve a stunning alchemy that can't be replicated. Both Brötzmann and Haino have spent their lives creating music that defies easy categorizations- phrases such as "free jazz/improvisation", "rock" or "avant garde" seem to only scratch at the surface. What can be said is their works have a nearly unmatched intensity and restless spirit- always uncompromising and only fully understood in their own unique terms. When performing together, the two push each other to entirely new and alien territories.
Keiji Haino's Purple Trap imprint and Black Editions are proud to present perhaps the defining work of their decades-long collaboration. Presented in a deluxe 4LP boxed set edition of 800 including full size, full color art prints by both artists.
“It’s common for these musicians to be labelled muscular (and other testosterone-laden terms), but it is perhaps more fitting to register them with the female archetype Kali, who enacts destruction in order to make way for new life. As we embark on a new century amidst socio-political upheaval, the Brötzmann/Haino duo feels like an artistic expression of the moment we are living in and experiencing every day.” - Philip Greenlief “Ode to Destruction", Art Forum, August 2018 on Peter Brötzmann / Keiji Haino Duo at the Chapel, San Francisco