Hot on the heels of albums in which he experimented with air synth, acoustic guitar, drum kit and even a sitar army, Keiji Haino revisits his past to offer us another take on the kind of forlorn solo vocals with electric guitar atmospheres that he does so well. One long track splays out for well over an hour, building from quiet, sparse, late-night picking to atonal strumming and, eventually, virtual storms of multi-layered guitar. So, did Haino do overdubs or simply stomp on a delay pedal? Since there are no liner notes and he so seldomly does the former, I cast my vote for the latter. The overall modus operandi on this disc involves maintaining a simple, stark, space bliss soaked in massive reverb that gives way to a sudden stop punctured by a sour, wailing field of distortion chaos and eventually back again. Lather, rinse, repeat. And most of the vocals throughout are surprisingly up front. On the cover, one last tiny sliver of light disappears from the black void, just as a really freaking nice, professional photo of Haino playing guitar floats effortlessly on the back. Pretty much all this album amounts to is another near-classic to throw on the pile.
Label: PSF Catalog Number: PSFD-8024 Format: CD Packaging: Jewel case Tracks: 1 Total Time: 68:48 Country: Japan Released: 2006 Related Artists: Fushitsusha More: Forced Exposure, Official, Poison Pie, Wikipedia