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Dekoboko Hajime / Nani Nani
John Zorn, Yamantaka Eye
Dekoboko Hajime / Nani Nani
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: John Zorn, Yamantaka Eye
Title: Dekoboko Hajime / Nani Nani
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Tzadik
Release Date: 9/19/1995
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Style: Avant Garde & Free Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 702397720621

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John Zorn and Yamantaka Eye strike again
Daniel R Barnett | Dallas, TX United States | 11/19/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"NANI NANI was created by avant-garde jazz musician John Zorn (aka Dekoboko Hajime) and vocalist Yamantaka Eye (Boredoms, Naked City, Hanatarashi). If this hasn't scared you off by now, NANI NANI is a fun little experimental work. It's somewhat more muted than other compositions that Zorn and Eye have worked on, but still delightfully moronic and unpredictable. "Test Tube" and "Sticky Beethoven's Pipeline" are great examples of what's in store for you on NANI NANI. The poignant and evocative "My Rainbow Life" is an unheralded gem; do not miss this one. The only low point on the CD is "Bad Hawkwind," which is nothing more than Eye's screams looped over and over, but don't let it stop you from grabbing this whimsical one-on-one collaboration."
Dekoboko means bumpy
Allan MacInnis | Vancouver | 05/03/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Well, I learned a new Japanese word today. Went fishing with a student and, as we bounced along in his uncle's van over a gravel track, they talked about the road being "dekoboko." Dekoboko Hajime, Zorn's alias here, thus translates into something like BUMPY START. Cute. Anyhow, yeah, er, I don't actually dig this disc so much. "Bad Hawkwind," Eye's screams looped over and over, lasts for something like 18 minutes, and just really isn't at all interesting -- it sounds sort of like wind whistling through a hole in your inner ear. The other cuts on the disc are okay, and some, like "Yoga Dollar," are pretty unique -- much more textural than I'd've expected from these two, and if I recall they actually have a sitar on it... But I NEVER play this disc all the way through. Buy it used, maybe, or after you have all that OTHER essential Zorn stuff already in your collection, y'know?"
1/2 good
J. Dunn | Aurora, Colorado USA | 06/06/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

"25 minutes of really good Eye and Zorn. The 18 minute Bad Hawkwind however is just plain bad. 18 minutes of hardly changing white noise. I like stuff like Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music and the first two Earth CDs, that noise is interesting, the song Bad Hawkwind is just plain boring. The rest of the CD is great, if you don't mind buying the CD for about 25 minutes of music."