is it the deadliest avant-garde trio ever? quite possibly. Arcana is Bill Laswell (bass) with the wizard Derek Bailey (anti-guitar) and Tony Williams (drums). If you let your imagination work a little then nothing more needs to be said. If you can bring to mind electric dissonance so perfect that each cell in your body spasms with pleasure, then _The Last Wave_ is something like that. Yet you'd be damn amazed how much these guys rock in a fairly idiomatic way.