Derek Bailey & Keiji Haino

Derek Bailey & Keiji Haino

improv, Avant-Garde, experimental, free guitar, abstract

English Free Improvisation/avant-garde guitar pioneer Derek Bailey and Japanese avant-garde multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Keiji Haino (灰野敬二) came together in the studio during November of 1996. "Drawing Close, Attuning - The Respective Signs Of Order And Chaos" was released in Japan in 1997. Songs, with Haino performing vocals only, wasn't released until later in 2000 on Incus Records. Reviewer François Couture of Allmusic.com had this to say about the album: