Label: Not On Label - none • Format: 2x, Cassette Unofficial Release C60 • Country: US • Genre: Electronic • Style: Noise
Rather than focusing on esoteric artsyness e. The best thing about the actual output from these Dont Sleep While We Explain - Incapicitants* - Stupid Is Stupid is the sheer complexity of sound. Mikawa solo, and a collaborative live tapeD. One of the more dramatic shifts is in the latter portion of these discs. Lasse Marhaug and his PicaDisk label must be commended for the presentation of this work. All ten discs are in their own individual sleeves reproducing the original cassette artwork, or in the case of the oddly packaged Ad Nauseaum and Cosmic Incapacitantsdetailed photos of the original releases, and it comes with a great 40 page booklet featuring liner notes by Mikawa and Kosakai, as well as Yoshihide Otomo and Jim Sauter of Borbetomagus, and some photos of the band at work.
It's aimed more at the established noise fan who knows their Masonna from their Government Alpha. But, for anyone with an inkling of Words Unspoken - Supertramp - Supertramp, it's a wonderful time capsule from the Golden Age of Japanese Noise that anyone can enjoy. While they aren't as prolific or esoteric as some of their contemporaries, they've consistently been responsible for some of the most complex, chaotic, loud, and downright fun releases in the genre.
Here, almost all of their cassette recordings have been complied into a lavish, lovingly presented 10 CD box set that stands up proudly with any other large-scale reissue release, and the material sounds as fresh today as it did some 10 to 15 years ago.
Paramnesie - Earhead / :§:omnium* - Grave Mental Disorders Healed By The Deepest Sleep (File), Me Gustas Tu - Manu Chao - Próxima Estación... Esperanza, Vivir Sin Tu Amor - Enanitos Verdes - Planetario, King Kong - Prelude And Love Theme - John Barry - The Collection: 40 Years Of Film Music, Whiskey Rock-A-Roller - Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From The Road