Damo Suzuki & Jelly Planet ★★★
Damo Suzuki & Jelly Planet PURPLE PYRAMID, 2018
A rare studio session from 2005, here Damo is joined by four Dortmund freaks for two half-hour trips into neo-krautrock. With Michael Rother-like guitars, Wildschweinbraten – or ‘Roast Wild Boar’ – recalls Can’s Mother Sky and Bel Air, while Venushügel, named for the mons pubis, brings a Yoo Doo Right golem-stalk. On both tracks, our hero’s verbiage (does he sing “Cowboys are on the rise” and “I cannot tune any more voice”?) drives the group along.