Oren Ambarchi / Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke - Imikuzushi
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2012 Ratings: #55 / 1032
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Based on 15 ratings
February 28, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Black Truffle / Label
Jim O'Rourke, Oren Ambarchi, Keiji Haino / Primary Artists
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After listening to this, I got a headache. Recommend. 😎😎😎
Oren Ambarchi / Keiji Haino / Jim O'Rourke: experiment with 4 tracks and it's a whopper of a noise album. It's quite the undertaking and a massive sit through. If you're able to handle it, then be my guest, because there's a good chance you'll enjoy this sort of thing if you enjoy your underground, noise music from Japan. Me? Not so much.
This ecstatic third installment of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi's annual live meeting features ear-filling noise-rock that conjures metal, psych, and stoner rock.

The first two albums by the trio of Keiji Haino, Jim O'Rourke, and Oren Ambarchi were a bit mysterious. On 2010's Tima Formosa, the instrumentation was unexpected-- particularly O'Rourke's piano-- and the music often got so cloudy and formless it was hard to tell who was playing what. Things became a little clearer ... read more
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Track List

  1. still unable to throw off that teaching a heart left abandoned unable to get inside that empty space nerves freezing that unconcealed sadness? 
  2. ready and waiting ready and tired of waiting this happiness hovers for a while opaque.. 
  3. invited in practically drawn in by something facing the exit of this hiding place who is it? that went in.. 
  4. an acute sensitivity is not simply a "madness" an acute sensitivity to the resonance of "i love you" teaches us just a little something it's not that we can't do something it's just that we haven't done it yet...
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Added on: March 24, 2012