Above The Black Heavens Is Endless (For Eno Lai & Lavinia Axume) (4:37)
Review: Patrick Shiroishi might bleed pure saxophone if you cut him deeply enough. At times cacophonous and pained, in other moments distorted and almost unrecognisable, then there are sections of pure bliss. With this four track EP the man in question might struggle to win new fans quickly - 'Once There Was Only Dark' and 'Tomorrow Is Almost Over' run to over seven and nine-minutes respectively - but he's certainly showing off his instrumental abilities and progressive approach to arrangements. A true jazz record, then, even if pedants could argue in favour of a different label. It has all the beguiling qualities, that sense of grand but loose experimentation, albeit here there's more nuances of white noise groups and drone ambience than the avant-garde movement of the 1950s and 60s. The point being those looking for sounds that engage the mind and soul by way of bold aural ideas should stay for a while.