Anla Courtis / Seiichi Yamamoto / Yoshimi Live at Kanadian

In terms of classifying this group of improvisers, the term "shaggy dog” is the first that leaps to mind. Slapping together two Boredoms members and an ex-Reynols survivor is a sure way to destabilize any musical economy. Opening with a shattered window of guitar exploration by Courtis and Yamamoto, the second track steps away from the wreckage and lets Yoshimi concentrate on vocal looping and a toy factory of percussive hints. The last and longest takes all the elements — the explosive guitars, wavering key lines and testifying vocals — and lets them ebb and fly. There is a patience that translates to a kind of winding-up of energy between outbursts but even that isn’t exactly subtle. At the height of efficacy, the trio are not unlike the jack-in-the-box you can feel coiled and waiting. But you’re still knocked back by the sudden pop out. (Public Eyesore)