Monday 19 August 2013

Haikai No Ku - Sick On My Journey

Sounding at first like the infamous "Silver Sessions for
Jason Knuth" by Sonic Youth, as the distortion and noise
drill into your head, you start to realise that among the madness,
passages of nightmare psych are being played out - Haikai
No Ku are making music with a language that only they
can hear - it is up to you to try and learn what they are
trying to tell you.

The five tracks merge into a gigantic tidal wave of sound that
incorporate drone, noise rock and psychedelia from a demented
band of mutants. Brain frying wah-wah riffs from the world of
doom are slowly ground out in a mantra of trance inducing sections
over which guitar freak-outs are played - but oh so slowly - what you
think are notes droning out are in fact glacier-slow solos.

This is meant to be played loud - you can almost smell the amps overloading
under the weight of the songs. Feedback and a montage of powerful rhythms
that remind me of very early Swans make sure that your senses are in permanent
overload. This will not be for everyone but those who dare to partake of this
heady, devils drink will be well rewarded. 

Band blurb:
Haikai No Ku – the brainchild of Bong guitarist Mike Vest, Sam Booth and Jerome Smith - will release it’s first album on Burning World Records this august. The release will be available on cd, vinyl and digital.

The band has been described as: ”Death Toll Blues” . Ear damaging psych heavily influenced by Japanese bands like Mainliner, Les Rallizes Denudes etc. Crashing drums and Bass lay down the framework for fiery guitar attacks to lash across peoples faces. Expect dirge, noise and astral planes.
Haikai No Ku play some of the most morose, damaged blues psych we’ve heard in years: death-toll bass and crashing drums lead the way for a solitary guitar line obliterated by total psychedelic guitar scree. Songs start off as loose jams that slowly build up to utter brain-melting acid psychedelia. Early Ramleh gone deathrock?

Thanks to Jurgen from Burning World Records for link.

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