What our staff has to say: “Two of my favorites, together in duo form, and spread across four LP’s. Comprised of two live performances, recorded summer 2018, one in San Francisco, and one in LA. Haino made his way to Cincinnati soon after this to blow everyone away at the No Response Festival.” – Jon
“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
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 beautifully alien territories. Keiji Haino’s Purple Trap imprint and Black Editions are proud to present the defining work of their decades-long collaboration. Presented in a deluxe four-LP boxed set edition of 800 including full-size, full-color art prints by both artists.