Guya / Greed
(CX) split LP $20.00
“Guya” is eighteen minutes of noise from Masami Akita, structured by feedback and electronics both digital and analog. A devastating masterpiece. Cris X (aka Cristiano Luciani) is joined Keiko Higuchi (vocals, piano, lyrics) and Sachiko (vocals, electronics) for a dark and visionary journey through expressionist ambient atmospheres. White vinyl. Edition of 300.
Loka In The Black Ship
(Kubitsuri) CD $15.00
Based on a solitary boat making an ominous trip to Pluto, where organic and inorganic matters are mixed and carbonized to be dust, due to the invasion of the mirage of the universe. Metallic drone and noise are woven together while the previous ritualistic aspects are suppressed, reminiscent of an inner space of a dried black-and-white film.
Vasilisa The Beautiful
(Musik Atlach) CD $16.50
The “ultimate screamer” from Hijo Haidan recorded live with Vava Kitora’s “shamanistic vocalist.” The duo’s intermingling of noise and drone is from a sphere beyond. Sudden, seemingly bi-polar in the extreme, fortified with delay and fuzz.
(Musik Atlach - MA006) CD $16.50
Not to be confused with Sachiko M, Japanese vocalist Sachiko (ex-Kousokuya, Overhang Party, Vava Kitora) bases her sound on the interface between voice and electronics, producing fantastic, ritual noise-drones that glide into the quiet Great Beyond. This live recording from 2008 distills her modest expression into psychedelic and organic hypnosis.
(Musik Atlach - MA010) CD $15.00
Cello, violin and electronics intertwine with the vocal drones of these Overhang Party and Majutsu no Niwa veterans. Recorded live in Japan, the passionate sound and ambiance, which includes Fukuoka’s radio waves, offers “a glimpse of unbearable reality,” while the Paris recording, made at the church Église Saint-Merri, uses solemn drone loops a la Overhang Party’s “Prayer of a Fool.”