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Kawabata Makoto (better known in his adult incarnation as the Father Yod like ringleader of Acid Mother's Temple) was a precocious Japanese kid at the age of 13 when he made these recordings. Like his Dark Revolution Collective album that was recorded about the same time in 1978, the only instrument that Kawabata had access to was a borrowed synthesizer, which he tweedled and modulated to create what qualified way back then as "Psychedelic Noise." In between all of the Morton Subotnik / Conrad Schnitzler-esque electronic squiggliness, Kawabata offers occasionally frightening vocal moans buried under deep reverberations. The first edition of these recordings was a super limited cassette published by R.E.P. in the '80s and more recently has been issued in the equally limited 10 CD-R box set of Kawabata's early works. "Psychedelic Noise Freak" now gets a swirly colored vinyl production from the Italian label Qbico, which supposedly has been conceived specifically to release a handful of early Kawabata recordings.(Aquarius)