A whale of a record uniting the BRISE-GLACE ensemble with ZENI GEVA's K.K. Null! Contra punctual instro-interplay, puzzling lyrics, stuttering time signatures, progressive rock, avant-experimentalism, guest vocal's by MELT-BANANA's Yasuko O., ambient-metal, Albini's gear, it's all here! Guaranteed to flip your Boogie Switch!
Yona-Kit means "Jonah Whale!
The band only first practiced together days before recording, due to the long, long distances between band members! The band wrote the songs by trading cassette tapes through the mail.
The cover art features stop motion animation puppets of Serious Brown and Hot Satan that were used in the as yet unreleased spaghetti western, "The Stinking".
released March 25, 1995
Darin Gray: electric bass
Thymme Jones: drums
Kazuyuki K. Null: guitar, vocals
Jim O'Rourke: guitar, electronics
Yasuko Onuki: vocals
Recorded by Steve Albini
Cover Art by Mark Fischer
Hot puppet by Rob Syers / photos by James Kern
At the risk of seeming a heretic, this is one of those albums that's a good deal more interesting in theory than practice. It's not the rich or absorbing listening experience I was hoping for given the story behind it and its reputation. Too few musical/vocal ideas stretched far too thinly. Sober or otherwise, I found the album to be rather an endurance test.