「 黄金の迷宮 」  - The Gold Labyrinth -

Blossoming Noise/bn041CD

2008年12月12日リリース
73分21秒 CD

この音源はアトランタのレーベル Blossoming Noise からの依頼に依って二千七年の五月に東京は杉並にあるUENスタジオで録音された音源である。
エンジニアは
there レーベルの奥野氏が担当。 メンバーは紅ぴらこ・影男・ベースに西村卓也、そしてドラムはKiyasu君がサポートとして参加。 水晶の舟としては実に二千三年に発表されたファーストCDR以来の四人編成でのリリース音源となった。
このアルバムに収められている全作品は特に打ち合わせもせずに全編完全即興で演奏された一発録りであり、ぴらこと影男の歌を中心にしたディュオの演奏とリズムセクションを加えた四人編成の轟音でアシッド感に溢れる激しい演奏の二部構成的な作品となっている。

(水晶の舟・覚書)



Psychedelic guitar experiments of the most expressive and essential kind from Japanese masters Suishou No Fune, Here the core duo of Pirako and Kageo benefit from an expanded roster of musicians making up a proper drum and bass rhythm section. While the augmented roster of personnel permits some pretty fierce psych forays (especially 'Entrance To The Labyrinth' and its bookending counterpart 'Exit From Labyrinth) there's still plenty of room for those cosmological blues jams these guys excel at: 'Fragments Of A Broken Glass' is a thing of remarkable and strange beauty, covered in dissolving guitar effects and complex harmonic interplay. Excellent.
(Boomkat)


Brand new studio album from this post-PSF Japanese underground group after a run of live albums. The Gold Labyrinth sees the core duo of guitarists/vocalists Pirako and Kageo bolstered by bassist Takuya Nishimura and drummer Kiyasu. The expanded line-up gives the group a much more aggressive bottom end and at points they touch on the kind of ferocious bass/drums angularity of Fushitsusha’s Tokuma period but there are still plenty of Suishou’s patented float-away ballads, with long passages of twin guitars generating arc after arc of slow, technicolour electricity. A great album.
(Volcanic Tongue )


Pirako Kurenai (guitare electrique, voix), Kageo (guitare electrique, voix), Takuya Nishimura (basse) et Kiyasu (batterie) enregistres en studio (avec des caisses de reverb) durant l'mois d'mai 2007. Tres agreable dans l'genre psychedelique et lenifiant, une jolie suite de douces ambiances etherees et oniriques facon errance dans de vastes paysages desertiques carresses par la brise sous un ciel plein de lourd et gris nuages passant au ralenti. Puis un brin d'agitation stoned au final. Ca plane pour eux.
(METAMKINE)


We thought this was out of print already, but it turned out the label still had a few copies they could send us. So, another chance to grab this, folks!
What does Japanese underground psych-folk, limited to 300 copies, we only got a dozen mean to you? That we don't have to write a lengthy review of this? Thanks, we thought so.
It's criminal that they made this so limited, 'cause some fans of this band are going to be disappointed (the ones that don't get a copy, of course, not those that do). This disc is another bleak trip into the "mystic atmosphere" of Suishou No Fune's lo-fi soundworld, the six long tracks here wandering a metaphorical, musical labyrinth golden with the glow of a setting sun. Some tracks generate a droning din, others more languidly flow with fragile vibrations, the band almost nodding off, but *nervously* never quite achieving that sad bliss. It's a hazy and gauzy interplay of (mostly) subdued electric guitar, clattering drums, and morose, wailing vocals that sound like the singer is singing *to himself*, trying to stave off existential loneliness and despair in the depths of the labyrinth. The guitar will sometimes build up, threatening full-on psych storms, but only really reaches max volume on the disc's final track, "Exit From The Labyrinth".
We'd recommended this to fans of LSD-march, Fushitsusha, etc. but it's not necessary. Firstly those folks probably already know about Suishou No Fune and secondly, we only have enough of these for Suishou No Fune fans first and foremost.
(Aquarius Records)


1 迷宮への入口
2 硝子の破片
3 黄昏
4 黄金の煙
5 鏡の中の世界
6 迷宮からの出口

下記のリンクからサンプル音源 (MP-3)
が視聴出来ます。

サンプル・その1 (迷宮の入口)
サンプル・その2 (黄昏)



演奏者
g,vo   紅ぴらこ
g,vo   影男
b     西村卓也
drs    KIYASU (special thanks)

プロデュース     Blossoming Noise
配給 Forced Exposure
録音 there
デザイン Makeup Diaries
スタジオ Studio UEN
2007年5月



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Modern Music (明大前) http://www.psfmm.com/
warszawa (渋谷) http://www.warszawa.jp/
円盤 (高円寺) http://www.enban.org/
DOPPELGANGER RECORDS http://www.doppelganger-records.com/
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Forced Exposure (U.S.A) http://www.forcedexposure.com/index.html
Blossoming Noise (U.S.A) http://www.blossomingnoise.com/

Aquarius Records (U.S.A) http://www.aquariusrecords.org
Volcanic Tongue (U.K) http://www.volcanictongue.com
Boomkat (U.K) http://boomkat.com/
Greatest Hits (German) http://www.greatesthitsmailorder.com/
A-Musik (German) http://www.a-musik.com/
METAMKINE (France) http://metamkine.com/
WHITE NOISE RECORDS (Hong Kong )
http://whitenoiserecords.org/



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