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    Knead – This Melting Happiness: I Want You To Realize It Is Another Trap

    Knead - This Melting Happiness

    Here we see a rare return to the vinyl format for a certain Mr. Haino–not to mention his second commercially available outing with the Ruins. Like you might expect, this 12″ black saucer contains eight tracks of mega-distorto guitar with hyperactive bass and drums lightly peppered with the occasional moan or scream. Basically, it’s a big, long electric tantrum. So, do you really need this? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) Well, yes, if your’re a fan of Haino’s solo electric guitar workouts and/or the Ruins and/or, obviously, the first Knead CD. No dis to the Ruins, but I like the rhythm section of Yasushi Ozawa and Jun Kosugi a heck of a lot more. I’m talking Fushitsusha here, man! Overall, this release is a good one, though, no matter how you try to divvy it up. The cover sports a curious combination of one of Haino’s abstract line drawings repeated as a pattern over a photo of a natural sandstone arch. Unexpected.

    Label: Fractal Catalog Number: Fractal 023 Format: LP Packaging: LP jacket Tracks: 8 Total Time: Unknown Country: France Released: 2003 Related Artists: Fushitsusha, Keiji Haino More: Forced Exposure, Official, Poison Pie, PSF, Wikipedia

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