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hasegawa shizuo

I Know A Chord Buried Into The Ground And A Tongue On A Cloud
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hasegawa shizuo

I Know A Chord Buried Into The Ground And A Tongue On A Cloud

€ 18.00

LABEL: HAANG NIAP RECORDS
GENRE: Music from Japan | FORMAT: CD digipack deluxe | CATALOG N. haang 01 | YEAR. (2008)

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Self-released Japan-only album from the higher-mind duo of Shizuo Uchida and Hirotomo Hasegawa aka Hasegawa-Shiuzo. Previous releases on PSF and Tiliqua have orbited the O-mind with alla the force of an octopus in zero gravity, with strings and ethnic drone instruments floating in waves of macro/micro bliss. This latest release ups the ante even more, with a more aggressively nuanced attack on post Taj Mahal Travellers group mind aesthetics and it makes for one of the best contemporary communal psych releases since the last Marginal Consort action. Edited down from one massive all-day improvisatory ritual recorded in the open air, there are passages here that are as deeply refracted as anything on the Zweistein set, with distant, barely-there harmonica laments sounded from deep inside torrents of unearthly electronic chatter, what sounds like monks gargling electricity while floating slowly into the void, the sound of strings bisecting strings in the mode of a fleet of Takehisa Kosugi's conducted by Joe Jones, environmental sound illuminated by tiny pointillist conflations of insect harmonics and devouring drones... If your jones is for the medieval Sci-Fi flash of groups like Taj Mahal Travellers, Nijiumu, Group Ongaku etc (and whose isn't?) then dump the skinny jeans and new wave flunk and get the hell back on board. Comes packaged in a full colour Japanese-style gatefold sleeve with obi. Highly recommended.


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