M.A. 13. March 2016 on Realm 2 PARALLAX
To be honest, I only found this record by chance. I had never heard of either of the musicians before. The more amazed I was by the soundscapes that opened up once I’d hit the play button. The compositions of young guitarist Barton Rage are astonishingly mature for someone who apparently only recently hit the music scene. Toshinori Kondo has already made a name for himself in the past decades. His way of playing trumped has a very unique and fresh approach (which could be said about Rage as well) and it’s nothing but a joy listening to it. I really recommend this recording (as well as Realm I, with bass player Bill Laswell, which I purchased soon after).