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somsnosa -
86
Unlike their other usual releases which are purely a combination of psychedelic and brutal noise rock, we instead hear lots of solo folk works from the frontman Mizutani Takashi himself.

The first track might be one of the most beautiful tracks I've heard from them. Mizutani begins with A Distant Memory (記憶は遠い), one of my favorite versions of this song. It has a calmly strummed guitar in the back alternating between a few simplistic chords, along with pleasantly plucked melodies on ... read more

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somsnosa -
80
this albums feels like you're getting a warm hug but crying at the same time
somsnosa -
80
Very solid compilation featuring just about every era from Les Rallizes Denudes, aside from the twin guitars found on Double Heads, or the saxophone enhanced bluesy craze found on Tripical Midbooster. It also has some songs exclusive to this compilation as well, which are:
-Valle de l'eau, a mysterious performance of Literary Fragment 1 (断章1) from Mizutani drowned out in low fidelity and fuzz
-One of my favorite versions of Enter the Mirror, keeping that beautiful, dreamy psychedelia found ... read more
somsnosa -
65
This has the same uneasy vibe as Isn't Anything, but it feels bit... worse. Kevin vocals sound painfully goofy and lazy in pretty much every song apart from the title track. The songs themselves aren't really "there" either; they feel a bit messy and more like they're roughly experimenting with their dissonant sound on Isn't Anything.

Feed Me With Your Kiss is amazing though; the sickeningly sludgy guitars combined with the primitive drumming and sexual lyrics creates this weird, ... read more
somsnosa -
94
Ichiko Aoba, but she has a team of musicians now! At first, it can seem a bit off-putting. Hearing Ichiko Aoba's usual minimalist combination of solely a guitar and vocals against a piano, bass, and drums is a bit strange to hear, but as the album progresses you'll get used to it, and they work together beautifully. They add some really pleasant touches, like the elegant, cascading pianos found in Fuwarin (不和リン), or the rhythmic drums in the faster pace, more tense songs like in Hidokei ... read more
somsnosa -
NR
god these lyrics are so bad lol

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May 15, 2021
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