"Live at Shinjuku JAM, 2006"
Release date: November 21, 2008 -- OUT NOW!
Guitar, Vocals Jutok Kaneko
Bass, Vocals Mick
Drums Ikuro Takahashi
The sudden death of Jutok Kaneko in January 2007 robbed the Tokyo underground scene one of its most startlingly original and emotionally devastating psychedelic free-thinkers. Kousokuya were the cold-space rock group that he led, one and off, since the late 1970s. This DVD documents two of the group’s final concerts, in May and October 2006 at Shinjuku JAM in Tokyo.
The group’s unique sound was founded on the dark, staggered spaces set up by the jarring rhythms set up by bassist Mick and drummer Ikuro Takahashi (ex Fushitsusha) over which Kaneko drapes some jaw-dropping guitar – bleak, brutal power-riffing one minute, shading into deep-space feedback filigrees and baroque fuzz forms the next. Unbearably psychedelic, deeply affecting and a fitting memorial to one of the great rock groups of the last thirty years.
Eleven tracks, 120 minutes. Includes booklet of lyrics in Japanese & English. NSTC, region-free.http://www.psfmm.com/zoom/13256
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