|< Suishou no Fune >
(69 minutes) CD
released June 9,2005
1 In to the Light
3 The Blue Bird, Betrayal and Freedom
4 A Little Flower
5 Black Phontom
Ito Maku & Suishou No Fune
Art - Yunico Uchiyama
Design - Shunichi sakai
Record at Muryoku Muzenji (2004)
Suishou No Fune :
Pirako Kurenai (guitar,vocal)
In to the Light (MP-3)
The Blue Bird, Betrayal and Freedom (MP-3)
|First erealf CD
from the best new psychedelic guitar group to come out of Tokyo in years, stars
of Tokyo Flashback 5 and the recent Le Weekend festival in Stirling. This brand
new full-length album bundles definitive versions of early classics with a bunch
of roaring new tracks that run from celestial guitar comedowns to torrential
post-Rallizes form destruction. Dual vocals from Pirako and Kageo are just so
much gravy, with Pirakofs high lungless style beautifully contrasting with
Kageofs infernal gut-wrenching roar. Something technically punk about the way
Pirako tears through single-note runs like a flat-lined Jerry Garcia that is
especially satisfying. A beautifully illuminating take on modern acid rock
thatfs the closest any group has yet come to articulating what might pass for
the PSF in-house sound. Highest recommendation. Comes in a lurid psych-pink
shrunken card sleeve.
(Volcanic Tongue U.K)
Alongside Aural Fit, Suishou No Fune are without doubt one of the finest of the new generation groups to emerge from the Tokyo underground scene. Formed in 1999 by the core duo of Pirako Kurenai and Kageo and often accompanied by others including ex-Les Rallizes Denudes members Doronco and Yokai Takahashi, Suishou No Fune have played extensively alongside Keiji Haino, Kan Mikami, Kousokuya, Chie Mukai and other heavyweights from the Tokyo. Here we have their first 'proper' full-length CD album - an absolute gem in dark, mellow psychedelic rock. Haunting vocals float on gentle guitar work that echos Makoto Kawabata's 'above the clouds' style of playing with a little more warmth, often reaching beautiful seemingly multi-layered orchestral moments. A very dreamy, desolate yet uplifting album and certainly one of the best things to come out of Tokyo in a while. Gorgeous cover artwork too.
(Second Layer Records U.K)
As for the album of the second piece "Suishou No Fune", A Duo performance of Pirako Kurenai(g,vo) and Kageo(g,vo) plays a key role. I can listen to the thing which, so to speak, says a standard of "Suishou no Fune" with this album. "Suishou no Fune" digests many gigs broadcasting, and or it is a performance of a style to feel by a meeting place to be completely different, but this CD can find the matrix each time.
A song becoming basic and a performance of a guitar rise from chaos clearly. A noise of "Suishou No Fune" is not annoyance and a madman. It is pulse on the physiology the person's wriggling to live. It thinks of the pulse while hearing gigs of "Suishou no Fune".
Then, the sound that should not have heare before invades my soul.
Tetsuya Miyata (Japanese modern art and a researcher of thought).
It's probably fair to place Suishou No Fune in context along with contemporaries like Aural Fit, Up-Tight, Miminokoto and LSD-March as a member of Japan's latest wave of psychedelic rock bands. Their heritage would start some 35+ years back with the legendary Rallizes Denudes, whose Stooges-on-acid sound and darkly mysterious aura still serve as inspiration. Filling in the intermediate years one will find Fushitsusha, High Rise, Marble Sheep, Shizuka, Angel'in Heavy Syrup and others. .........
(Dusted Magazine Reviews U.S.)
Suishou No Fune is more of the ernest and powerful atmospheric rock from Japan to come out this year. This album is an exploration of familiar and uncharted territories - float along as the landscapes are revealed slowly and thoughtfully through mist and fog. But eventually the clouds will part for you, and everything is revealed in its chaotic glory, and the beast is upon you, but you don't know it, but you do know it, and the beast overtakes you and you fly and fly and fly and fly.
(Everything Is Fire U.K)
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