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  • Killing Time [Celluloid/OAO, 1983] B+

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Killing Time [Celluloid/OAO, 1983]
This Fred Frith thang is given to the same deconstructive clichés that undermine so many of the others. But the no-bullshit powerdrive of Bill Laswell and Fred Maher provokes some of his sharpest compositions since Henry Cow--and some fairly sharp improvisations, too. It pains me to report, however, that the blistering, acerbic pace I've heard them build live never materializes. B+