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    Black Stage

    July 5th, 2008

    Black Stage

    This is a collection of very pleasant and listenable improvisations with Keiji Haino on vocals, six- and twelve-string electric guitars, flute and harp; Kido Natsuki on acoustic guitar and Katsui Yuji on five-string electric violin. It was recorded in 1994, but not released until 1996. Rather austere, largely acoustic and most always oddly rhythmic, this is among the most enjoyable spontaneous music of recent vintage that you’re likely to stumble into. What it all amounts to is three long tracks and 55 minutes of campfire music for your favorite tied-up, rotating, roasting hiker who happily chokes on liquefied marshmallows. It was all recorded live, as evidenced by the smattering of polite applause at the end. The cover sports abstract curtains of red and black cigarette smoke wafting through your lungs.

    Label: Maboroshi No Sekai Catalog Number: MABO 005 Format: CD Packaging: Jewel case Tracks: 3 Total Time: 55:36 Country: Japan Released: 1996 Related Artists: Fushitsusha, Keiji Haino More: Forced Exposure, Official, Poison Pie, PSF, Wikipedia