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    Keiji Haino – Tenshi No Gijinka

    Keiji Haino - Tenshi No Gijinka

    This is a collection of nine percussion tracks recorded at BC Studios in New York and released in 1995. The total time clocks in at 55 minutes, and the music ranges from very resonant gong tones with shouted, gargled vocals to plenty of crashing “lid” hits with deep chanting and higher-pitched singing off in the background (Wait a minute. Oh my God! There’s overdubbed vocals on this! I want my money back!) to barking, chirping vocals with spare drum hits and doubled screaming to extended, ringing metal percussion to low-pitched, bell-like tones with delicate, yet agitated singing to stringed instrument plucks with metallic percussion washes to wailing wind instruments with low, muttered vocals. Track eight is my favorite: a very atmospheric piece of low-pitched plucks, high-pitched percussion whines, muted string melody and gong washes vaguely similar to Toho Sara or Marginal Consort. This CD maybe drags a bit in places, but overall there are some interesting, floating billows to fill your pillows with. And there’s a nice blurry, grainy photo of Haino beating a drum on the cover, as well.

    Label: Tzadik Catalog Number: TZ 7203 Format: CD Packaging: Jewel case Tracks: 9 Total Time: 55:40 Country: United States Released: 1995 Related Artists: Fushitsusha More: Forced Exposure, Official, Poison Pie, PSF, Wikipedia

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