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THE WIRE'S BEST OF 2010
restocked: Mail from Fushitsusha, which Keiji Haino himself calls 21st-century blues, draws out exquisite dynamics and 'space' - like a nerve being passed through the eye of a needle. Carrying out their sonic explorations while adhering to the Fushitsusha method, these three tough artists create a muscular sound - a sound that turns the rock - blues concept on its head! Keijo Haino sent Seijaku out into the world as his permanent band. At the time of recording, this was to be a single album, but the combination of Haino's overflowing musical ideas and the unlimited improvisational abilities of the three members quickly led to the decision to release two works with different concepts. Keiji Haino calls them '20th-century blues and 21st-century blues'. Both albums contain fiercely spiritual music offered up to the spirit of the blues. This is nothing like ordinary rock. It's real rock! And blues!Seijaku: Launched in 2009, the band consists of Keiji Haino (guitar, vocal, etc.), Mitsuru Nasuno (bass), and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku (drums). If you had to describe their music in words, you might call them 'an unimaginable blues band fusing Delta blues and Noh'. They gave their first live performance on August 15, 2009, at Tokuzo in Nagoya. After that their sound changed significantly with each rehearsal and they developed a unique groove. It would be no exaggeration to say that Seijaku is home to real blues.' label info