The Times (10.24.03)

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David Sinclair

THE CREATURES. Hai! (Sioux) ***

Hai! begins with a sensational, furniture-rattling percussion duel, recorded in Tokyo, between Budgie and Leonard Eto from the Kodo drummers. Then Siouxsie barges in with one of her aimless ululating chants, completely breaking the spell of the music. The instrumental version of the album, included as a "limited edition" bonus CD, is superior. Budgie rules.

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