OMOIDE HATOBA / RUINS

Ruins-Hatoba

(Charnel Music) Used CD $10.00

Frantic punk meets grunting sound poetry, lunatic psych, and cut-and-paste prog rock on this early ’90s collaboration by Masuda Ryuichi and Yoshida Tatsuya of Ruins, and Omoide Hatoba’s Atsushi Tsuyama, Chu Hasegawa, and Seiichi Yamamoto.

OMOIDE HATOBA

Vuoy

(Polystar - PSCR5592) CD $25.00

Released in 1997, the second major label effort by Yamamoto Seiichi (Boredoms) and Tsuyama Atsushi (Acid Mothers Temple), with guests aplenty, reaches new heights of what our colleagues at Aquarius call “toothy melody and sludgy sweetness, along with their usual tour through the murky depths of rock’s weirder edges.” Japanese import.