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Review by DamoXt7942 6 months ago <Permalink>
Time Collapse - Night To Day 2017
7.5
Heavy Prog Rock
Another brilliant sunrise in the spring of 2017. A Greek rock outfit TIME COLLAPSE have got started as a promising heavy / experimental quintet, and finally their full-length debut shot "Night To Day" veiled in a beautiful, mysterious sleeve in March, 2017. They say (both in their own bio and upon their Bandcamp page) they are a crossover / metal progressive rock band but sound not of crossover nor of metal for me. Through their debut creation, I guess it should be more natural they are called as a heavy rock project seasoned with metallic taste and slight pop spice. It might be apparent that they would have got massively influenced by 70s Rush or King Crimson.

Their playing technique is quite qualified, and composition and production are well elaborated. Kinda vibration between calmness and loudness is balanced, and their melodic view is filled with cool tightness, deep heaviness, and mystic ethnicity ... sounds inspired by modern Myth. And don't forget their soundgarden itself is leaning towards 70s heavy prog tinged with pop essence eventually. What an amazing manner they invited catchy flavour whilst composing such a deeply heavy opus. Battles of instruments (guitars and keyboards) in the front line supported with the strict rhythm section (especially in Messiah Complex Suite) are excellent although there is not so dramatic nor theatrical atmosphere. We can believe they will create / produce in more and more enthusiastic manner in future yes.

P. S. Their Bandcamp page is timecollapseofficial.bandcamp.com/
Review by DamoXt7942 12 months ago <Permalink>
Mouth of the Architect - Path Of Eight 2016
8.0
Experimental Prog Metal
Honest to say, this album "Path Of Eight" is my first MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT, which sleeve of mysticism I've pretty got immersed in and could not avoid preordering. And their first hit for me was massive and aggressive. "Ritual Bell" drenched in surrealistic wall of sound and flooded with religious rite of MotA baptism completely leads the audience upon the rigid road of architectures each of which has different vibe from others amazingly, below mentioned.

Their deep, heavy, and intensive stoner sound-world sounds leaning toward the Seattle-oriented grunge scene like the early Pearl Jam ("The priestess" reminds me of Pearl Jam's debut album "ten" actually) or Alice In Chains (e.g. complicatedly moving waves can be heard in "Fever Dream", one of my faves really) ... because they might hail from US I imagine? And not only grunge-ish atmosphere but also colourful sound variation they have launched upon this physical stuff (both the disc and the sleeve).

"Sever The Soul" has obvious hard deathcore touch beneath the melodic sea. On the other hand, wild and depressive alternative depth / width can be enjoyed in "Stretching Out". The last titled track is filled with acidity and stoner essence as though it were not already enough. In addition, such a deep metallic kaleidoscope should be tinged with unpolished unclear pop taste here and there.

Their soundscape should apparently be far from Zeni Geva classified in the same subgenre like them, although I'm not familiar with Exp. / Post Metal. Certainly I cannot say at all I wasted my money upon this wonderful album.
Review by DamoXt7942 2 years ago <Permalink>
The Shiver - Walpurgis 1969
7.5
Prog Krautrock
Look at the weird art upon the sleeve at first, and keep an ear upon the psychedelic Krautrock prototype next. This stuff can be called as one of psychedelic progressive / Krautrock legends from Switzerland, veiled in a renowned artistic sleeve drawn by H. R. Giger. Basically non-colourful heavy bluesy rock tinged with dark stoner vibes they launched, but some innovative progressive essence can be heard via such a blues rock authenticity. The beginning shot "Repent Walpurgis" is awesome indeed. Exactly dark Kraut-ish flavour filled with deep, heavy exaggerate drumming and guitar voltage drives us of surrealism. Psychedelic watery keyboard sound surface is very atmospheric but at the same time very theatrical. Drenched in Satanic majesty like the sleeve painting, this masterpiece enough explains all of their album world, we can mention. Anyway "Hey Mr. Holy Man" features "Dies Irae" of Gregorian Chant ... I've listened to another Krautrock version of "Dies Irae" by SHANNONDOA, that sounds drier and cooler. "Hey Mr. ... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 5 years ago <Permalink>
Kikagaku Moyo - Kikagaku Moyo 2013, EP
7.5
Psychedelic Prog Krautrock
Oh what's happening, wonder why KIKAGAKU MOYO have played stuffs easy to understand.

I've got blown by their weird Kraut-ish Oriental edges when I listened to their first single for the first time. The unrefined, non-united atmospheric aggression might squeeze something comfortable into my brain. No objection to say they play acid folk with strong Kosmische initiation upon this EP indeed, but simultaneously I guess they might grab more of folksy acidity with mainstream-y tips.

Fantastic wet, foggy airsound has been created by gracious female voices (sensual, dangerous traps in a sense) based upon specific ethnic freakout psychic folksy agents launched with sitar, theremin, and deep guitars, percussive drums. Quite dreamy especially for acid folk freaks on the psychedelic ground like me. On the contrary, smooth and simple spherical sound body, that can be digested easily in general, should not satisfy Krautrock adherents enough, sad to say.

Oh yes let me say the fourth track "Lazy Stoned Monk" (what a fascinating title!) has completely reminded me eccentricity of 'real Kosmischemuzik' ... quiet but explosive underground beats based upon bubbled synth lesions / mellow guitar riffs, and weird obscurity with dark matter can be called as surrealistic Geometry methinks. Not simply lazy but powerful with strong intention to invade my mind space. This enthusiasm is what I want really.

Got unified compactly upon a part, but such a meditative wave can make us dream that we can grab more hypnotic, more mysterious, more addictive smoke agents particularly on stage. Amazing.
Review by DamoXt7942 5 years ago <Permalink>
Tomutonttu - Hylyt 2012
7.5
Prog Electronic
Dreamy artificial electrocarnival gushing out with plenty of samples. TOMUTONTTU aka Jan ANDERZEN always makes us dream a fantastic electronic dream.

This album "Hylyt", constructed with lots of samples created by Jan for a decade, and released in 2012, may notify us he's produced samples case by case and built a structural creation up dexterously with his simple theory and simple plan. Combinations with many noises and musical phrases, each of that sounds eccentric for us, can get crystallized as a fantastic dreammare. Looks like every sound has been put together in disorder but mysteriously (at least) I cannot hear any confusion via them. Some phrases are based upon well-matured mellow riffs (especially on B Side), and basically inorganic chemistry but natural mess structure would not disturb me.

His soundscape reminds me Satan Alfa Beel Atem aka Ziggy Atem indeed, but let me emphasize this, Jan’s creation consists of various unsettled elements "obviously with his strong intention" that we could not hear via Ziggy's schizophrenic messages and samples at all. We can have Tomutonttu sound-salad prepared with enormous sounds leaning towards natural beauty and inorganic dirt, and seasoned with versatile noises launching spicy, sour, bitter earache for us. Enjoy.
Review by DamoXt7942 5 years ago <Permalink>
Jastreb - Jastreb 2012
7.5
Psychedelic Prog Krautrock
Fruity.

Hailed from Zagreb (Croatia), JASTREB, a psychedelic / stoner / Krautrock obscurity, say they were founded as a destroyer agency against the earth in 13th century. Their eponymous album featuring a long jamming titled Yggdrasil has been released in the summer of 2012.

JASTREB, mystical troubadours hailing from 13th century (!), finally have discharged such a minimalistic, hypnotic, apocalyptic stoner nightmare just now. In this dark matter, the very beginning distorted noise sounds like the key bullet, that goes through our brain and shoots us away into their infernal space. Deep, insidious heavy riffs produced with soundgel by guitars, bass, and drums, can easily give us claustrophobia or something. No major key nor clear tone needed but superb minority and disastrous negative fantasy attack slowly and gradually but continually for completing our brain contusions.Yes step by step, their loud sounds and noises get louder and louder, whilst they get flooded with mind-altering maniacal status created by their own soundscape agents. Sounds like they fall into ruin suddenly at last. Why cannot we feel this 37-minute Yggdrasil fruity? Not long nor boring but enthusiastic, like a big tree.
Review by DamoXt7942 6 years ago <Permalink>
Genshi-Kyodotai (Primitive Community) - Primitive Community 1971
9.5
Prog Krautrock/Jazz
Another incredible creation in 1971.

Just like "Amalgamation" by Soundbreakers, GENSHI-KYODOTAI (PRIMITIVE COMMUNITY) have given the first loud / eccentric shout upon their eponymous album. As for me, cannot forget the moment I met and listen to this album for the first time. Not simply avant-garde jazz nor ethnic music, but definitely experimental psychedelia blended with avant-garde jazz and tribal percussion, they can be considered. And yes, let me say that they had completed such an unbelievable Neues for early 70s music scene, not only in Japan but also all over the world.

In 1944, Toshiaki YOKOTA was born in Tokyo. He'd played flute since his childhood while he appeared on stage as a professional flutist when he was 17. Through his own outfit Toshiaki Yokota & The Beat Generation or Kohsuke ICHIHARA's project Love Live Life (+1), he founded another twelve-piece ensemble named GENSHI-KYODOTAI (Primitive Community) in 1971 with Shunzo OHNO (trumpet), Kimio MIZUTANI (guitar), Kimio KOIZUMI (bass), Yusuke HOGUCHI (Hammond organ), Larry SUNAGA (percussion), Pedro UMEMURA (percussion), Tadaomi ANAI (percussion), Yoshinori NOHMI (percussion), Fujio SAITO (percussion), Minoru ISHIYAMA (percussion), and Chito KAWACHI (drums). "Primitive Community" (1971) was their only one album released via a Japanese major label Toshiba Ongaku Kogyo (at present EMI Music Japan). Toshiaki has played also in Takeshi Inomata & Sound L.T.D., and currently plays as a solo jazz flutist on stage all over the world, upon mass media, or so.

Exactly we can hear kaleidoscopic caricatures fusile with madness and ... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 7 years ago <Permalink>
Yumi Hara CawkwellMyspace.com - Statement Heels 2011
8.5
Avant-Garde Prog Canterbury/Jazz
Yumi Hara CAWKWELL plays the piano like a “bohemian cat” travelling all around the world.

Yumi Hara CAWKWELL, born in Tokyo, is a versatile musician living in London. Upon graduation from School of Medicine in The University of Tsukuba, she’d worked as a psychiatrist for a while. However she immigrated into London suddenly in 1993 for her dream of mastering music and graduated School of Arts (Music) in City University London. Via learning composition, piano, or ethnic music, she started playing in improvised, flexible and eclectic style, with lots of renowned artists (e.g. David Cross, Hugh Hopper, Geoff Leigh, Akira Sakata, Yoshihide Otomo, Tatsuya Yoshida, Hoppy Kamiyama, Kazutoki Umezu, etc.etc.). Already known as a founder of Humi (a short-lived project with Hugh), Geoff Leigh & Yumi Hara, or Mammal Machine.

This album (it’s surprising this is Yumi’s official solo debut album) can be said as a compilation of her splendid works for New Age and Classic music scene. Furthermore, with the collaboration of a renowned Japanese drummer Tatsuya YOSHIDA, she’s seasoned her previous creations with matured rock essence and structure easy to grasp for rock music freaks. No more expression needed I think but she’s played with lots of brilliant musicians in Canterbury Scene or avantgarde jazz rock world like Hugh Hopper or Geoff Leigh enough to let us enjoy over the sea eccentrically waved … that means that we cannot foresee what will happen upon her ... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 8 years ago <Permalink>
Guernica - Shinseiki E No Unga 1988
8.0
Eclectic Prog Rock in Opposition
Short songs but with powerful synth plus orchestration and paranoic voices in it...a hard-to-categorize musical style as before.

The theme is exactly a Japanese Dadaism named "Taisho-Romanticism", shouted about a hundred years before in Japan. The members of Guernica veiled themselves antique dresses and archaic words & music, produced by a talented multi-instrumentalist Koji UENO, a voice bewitcher Jun TOGAWA, and a terrifically illusionary artist Keiichi OHTA. The songs here have, just as the previous ones, frequent rhythm alterations and quick changes of the scenes, far from the current pop- or media-ism. Even only the instrumental plays on her background are so avantgarde and progressive, and Jun's mysterious and paranoiac voices can completely immerse us listeners into her psychotropic caravan. Yes guess almost all of progressive rock fans have not known about Japanese old-fashioned songs at all but let me say they should have such flavour as GUERNICA - loud and exaggerated horn sections, inorganic and strict-for-tone voices, and a bad recording condition (oh, it's not here...sorry). GUERNICA went ahead and showed antique, archaic, and artistic technique on a progressive way.

Maybe...in my humble opinion, surely...GUERNICA will be progressive forever all around the world.
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
Cock C'NellMyspace.com - Cock C'Nell 2002, Compilation
9.0
Psychedelic Prog Rock
A novelty for me.

Such an approach like this album can let me feel dearness like a good old memory as well as freshness. Indeed not only the recording condition but also their play on stage itself is not so good, but this unpolished air and their awkwardness can notify me their exquisite attraction. They might play real music that can touch directly our mind, with simple phrases and persistent repetitions. Whatever you feel from what I've said, at first listen to the beginning of the first track Michi No Owari (The end of the road) Part 1 & 2 , and you will feel bloodcurdling soundscape with an aggressively loud and low-tone guitar solo and heavily scattered drum sounds. Setsu NOGATA's effortful voices following that can accelerate this threatening atmosphere. The sounds as if they left their muddy footprints on our mind are mysterious but somehow charming - why? Guess they should be an aggregate of incomplete stuffs - either ensemble or composition - and this incompleteness can let us fall into them pleasantly.

The CD released in 2002 is the reissued live album in 1981 with 9 unreleased tracks added. Our stomach is full enough to listen to the first four tracks from their 'Live', but in their bonus tracks are a sharp-edged space rock song like Kuroi Shisen (Black eyes) and brilliant psychedelia like Improvisation or Saisei (Regeneration). In my humble opinion COCK C'NELL did not have a strong intention or assertion that they should play psychedelic progressive rock or space rock...we can feel their psychedelia naturally, though.
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
Love Live Life + One - Love Will Make A Better You 1971
9.0
Psychedelic Prog
Honestly! I cannot help keeping my eyes and mouth open, touching this album by my ears.

LOVE LIVE LIFE, a Japanese psychedelic rock project, was a hotchpotch ensemble of talented rock musicians. Indeed you can imagine where this project should go as soon as you find the members, but, as I'm sure it's much important, this terribly terrific album could be produced not by LOVE LIVE LIFE, but by LOVE LIVE LIFE + ONE. Namely, Akira FUSE the vocalist could activate this project more and more I wanna say. Basically Akira is one of famous pop singers in Japan - he can remind almost all of Japanese a beautiful & plaintive ballad "Cyclamen No Kaori (Flavour of a cyclamen)" in 1975 - and currently for us Japanese it's beyond all imagination he could shout in such a psychedelic project. As if Percy Faith play rock (sorry).

Joking aside, without any suspicion he was the lead-off man of this project, not only plus one. Listen from the beginning, and feel the first track The Question Mark by your skin. Akira's whisper "I'm a human being, I'm a human." can take us over our surrealistic pillow to another psychedelia. And here come aggressive battles between a dry & metallic guitar, a keen and crazy flute, and incoherent but strict drums. What can let them play not only ramblingly but steadily? I do suggest they should feel the air - by their eyes and their ears, and especially their mind, feeling. Call the air "the spiritual ... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
Guernica - Kaizoh E No Yakudoh 1982
8.5
Experimental Prog New Age/Electronic
Hard to be categorized - as I say by one phrase.

I've wondered how the Japanese music scene itself should diagnose GUERNICA, and simultaneously been very happy to come across them. In those days, there might be no artist like them...neither purely avantgarde nor purely electronic, absolutely progressive with psychedelic spice...all over the world, not only in Japan. Jun's antique atmosphere, mysterious voices, and charming eyes (!) - with Koji's wonderful creation - were more important than anything else. The stories of this album were set up as in Japanese 1920s - about Taisho era, one of Japanese developing period. All the tunes are electronic-avantgarde with ancient, dignified and magnified flavour. However, they could not produce such a characteristic style without Jun's eerily terrific voices - I can imagine without difficulty.

Forgive me but you cannot realize only with my review without listening to the album...on the contrary, can understand why it be difficult for them to be classify strictly I guess.

"Progressive Antique" genre should be made soon! ...cracked a joke. Please enjoy!
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
Katra Turana - Katra Turana 1982
9.0
Avant-Garde Prog Rock
An amazing jack-in-the-box from Japan.

KATRA TURANA, one of avantgarde rock outfits in Japan in the 1980s, is known neither all around the world nor only in Japan. As we Japanese know, in those days almost all of anti-establishment or anti-mainstream artists should be immersed underground, and today some of them can see the light - namely, the other cannot be discharged from the underground. KATRA TURANA is one of the outfits still underground and almost unrealized on this ground. A singer, a performer, and the frontman Atsushi HIROIKE always disguised himself as a beautiful woman, performed like a crazy lady, and sang with mischievous feminine voices on stage. Surely your first listening to his voices can deceive you into realizing him as a female singer. And yep, this album itself is exactly a theatre, and lots of instruments are the casts on stage - of course, Atsushi's beautiful and weird vocal is the heroine.

In the first track Yorokobashiki Ichinichi (One day with pleasure), a plaintive violin solo and "her" graceful voices can open the theatre curtain. Well the Katra Theatre gets started. And Ensuikei Table (Conical table) is an absolutely dreamy drama! A musical chime solo is inevitably comfortable and streaming violin sounds following this are more graceful and dramatic. Atsushi's voices are mischievously cute but solemnly quiet, without any weirdness in this song. In the middle part, even warped and twisted piano and percussion cannot break the fantasia - some avantgarde spice added, though. However don't be cheated please - after ... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
Totsuzen DanballMyspace.com - Can I? (Naritatsukana?) 1981
7.0
Minimalistic Prog Rock
Absolutely minimal change of rock music by TOTSUZEN DANBALL ( TOTSUDAN familiarly I call them).

Suddenly, yes suddenly fascinated by loose and lazy voices and a percussive guitar. The lyrics I cannot understand in detail...really Eiichi's voice itself can be thought as a 'colourless' instrument. What an extremely minimal psychedelia - the first track Sentaku To Hairetsu (The choise and the arrangement of the symbols) can be fit for this expression. Sticky and persistent repetitions by simple guitar and voice sounds, and some vacant intervals suddenly popping up, both are remarkably important for this song. And, though overestimated, this track might determine where TOTSUDAN should go.

Another side of their approach we can definitely find is the next track, a cover of The Girl From Ipanema . First please listen, and we'll feel it very impressive that such a typical Latino bossa nova can transform itself into an unpolished and uncategorized psychedelic bubblegum-rock. Unavoidable for us to say what a slow-down or an asthenic the middle part is hahaha. That's it, should they reject themselves categorized in spite of themselves? Or simply did they do what they wanted to do in this work? ...God (and the late Eiichi) only know.

... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
Yura Yura TeikokuMyspace.com - 3x3x3 1998
8.5
Psychedelic Prog Rock
As I put my impression into a phrase, they are exactly "very warm rock gang tinged with a bit of psychedelic flavour and a spice of grunge taste, less progressive colour and no flattery".

Well you know the first exploded sound bomb can surprise you completely, and...what a funky and funny development! At the next moment you should laugh out at their funky sounds and voices with industrially-crashed guitar solo. Yeah the key essence of their musical style has come around you immediately.
Of course not only this but also violently loud and speedy kicks hit your brain directly - such a grunge texture should be very important for them in this album. From the beginning many kinds of taste - bitter, salty, spicy, sweet and delicious - can pop up like a cracker bonbon with various colours of tape. Through the album, you can find lots of faces and appearances from YURAYURA's inner mind. In this work are simply bluesy rock songs or ... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
Ningen-IsuMyspace.com - Ningen Shikkaku 1990
7.0
Heavy Prog Hard Rock
After weird and psychedelic air with sounds like an animal crying or being squeezed blowin' and twistin' around us, steady and heavy riffs by guitars and drums should come here. The heavy riffs can remind us the sound wall by King Crimson, Uriah Heep or Rush - pioneers in heavy prog scene. From the first track ' Tetsugoshi No Mokushiroku (The Apocalypse of Prison) ' we can feel only two of their faces. Hey folks, a bizarre show with serious plays now gets started! ' Hari No Yama (A heap of needles) ' is - you bet - just Budgie's Breadfan with their Japanese impressive arrangement. We can realize their respect for Budgie with this speedy and aggressive ensemble. Their lyrics are very funny (Gonna fall down from the heap of needles, with my body packed with massive fire and blood!) but plays and sounds are as serious and terrific as Budgie, in my opinion as a Japanese. ;-) For them writing lyrics should be really enjoyable we can feel. Next ' Ayakashi No Tsuzumi (Ayakashi playin' drums) ' is exactly weird song - Ayakashi is an imaginary monster in the sea, that is appeared vividly by them. Listen and feel - like drumming in another world, heavy drum sounds with heavy bass ones and heavier voices go through our brain with weirdness of this monster. Ken'ichi's cult make this eerie song - tasted by his eerie voices and thick sounds. ' Ringo No Namida (Tears of an apple) ' is an arrangement of a Japanese children's song, isn't it? Basically it's a song that an apple born on a countryside will go to a city by train for sale. The children's song is pleasant and expectable one but this version is very plaintive and tragic. I guess they should notify us the sadness of prostitutes... ' Sai No Kawara ' - how shall I translate - may be from a Japanese tragic old tale. ... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
Marble SheepMyspace.com - Message From Oarfish 2007
9.0
Psychedelic Prog Rock
From beginning to finish, loud, fuzzy guitar"s" sounds and thick, heavy drum"s" kicks run around and over our brain!

The longest first track Tears has remarkably exploded power with a lump of heavy, stoner, psychedelic rock kaleidoscope. Their force with enthusiasm can let us go wilder and mad. Their voices are not refined but enjoyable to move us into the psychedelia. And Rie's bass - hidden by the brilliant loud instruments - can absoutely keep the whole outfit steady. I feel all players should be not well-poilished but their muddy atmosphere can intensify the passion of sound to a high degree. The style reminds us the persistence of Shinki Chen's projects or stickily psychedelic loudness of Acid Mothers Temple. The members in this album are Ken, Zigen, Iwamotor, and Sawada (drums), Rie (bass), all of who are gone away to another world with their serious plays.

I consider this wonderful work should be one of the most important ones in not only Japanese but also worldwide psychedelic rock scene.
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
Carmen Maki & OZ - Tozasareta Machi 1976
7.5
Prog-Related Blues
The heavy rock with bluesy voices.

From ' Introduction ' Hirofumi's guitar and Masafumi's keyboard solos are so bluesy that we cannot help foreseeing the next explosion. Yep, exactly ' The Day Before Eruption '! Maki's dark but aggressive voices can encourage us against the eruption or collapse of the town where we are. In this album, each song should be a part of one story titled " An Entombed Town ". In each part Maki can show a different appearance, that can make us enjoy well! ' A Clock Without A Pendulum ' is a quiet and plaintive song with soft voices, chorus and graceful sounds. Time to pass away, and cold dreams broken away - all are into her mind - with her singing sadly. ' The Firebird ' is more bluesy, depressive we can feel strongly. Certainly her FIRE of voices should be very impressive that we can be burned easily and ... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
IkihevonenMyspace.com - Ikihevonen 2009
8.0
Psychedelic Prog Rock
Bravo to psychedelia in Finland!

IKIHEVONEN is a three-piece band, with a bassist, a guitarist and a drummer - they are graduates of Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, very productive painters/artists, 2 Finns and 1 Swede, based in Helsinki. This eponymous album is their first and brilliant work, with full of their powerful ensemble!

From the beginning of " The Main Reactor ", you should be hard pressed with their machine gun sounds, with dry, violent and improvised drums and guitars. Their musical world is covered with fuzzy, lazy and crazy flavour and shaggy, druggie air. You cannot realize how you will be... Well just as getting to be a junkie, you must be absorbed deeply in the risky sounds. I feel their heavy and repetitive phrases can gradually drive you into the ground. And in the middle part some meaningless words are shouts from the hell, aren't they? I cannot help feeling so. They might show themselves as a huge and terrible nuclear reactor with this song. The scene has to change suddenly in the next " Psychedelic Chicken ". Gentle guitar solo and steady drumming once can make you relaxed - with foreboding dark atmosphere in it. Their play should get heavier and darker and drag your mind into psychedelia - exactly like a chicken, you'd be so weak! And as if a weak chicken is whipped again and again, heavily fuzzy riffs blow and shake our brain strongly. This middle part you can feel so impressed every time you listen to. It may be mysterious for you that even parts out of tune can be comfortable. Exactly a trap. A psychedelic trap it is! " Drowning ", as the name itself says, ... -> show full review
Review by DamoXt7942 9 years ago <Permalink>
DjamraMyspace.com - Kamihitoe 2006
9.5
Prog Jazz/Rock
Active, aggressive, avant-garde and after all aholish explosion they can give us!

Exactly their third work "Kamihitoe" is a wonderful chandelier united with their musical brilliancy. They can push strongly their rock flavour rather than jazzy one. Therefore Djamra's play is heavier and more aggressive than of another jazz-rock band. The first part or the last one of "Alha-Ha" has laidback sounds (and they can play naturally and with relaxed), with some avant-garde and eccentricity in the middle part. This musical offence should be their style I consider.

The song formed with their favourable essence (heavy, jazzy, funky, aggressive but serious and strict) is the first track "Kamihitoe" (in English "Close to the edge"?), their masterpiece. After the spacey opening, all instruments can attack us heavily...the sounds of a bass and drums & percussion are very steady, strict, and ease our mind. On the contrary, saxophone, keyboard, and guitar sounds are very aggressive, eccentric, and violent and rampant (great!). The latter ones can play much with improvised, over the strict rhythm section. In fact the point is that the improvised instruments cannot play wonderfully without the rhythm section, a steady basis.

And the song we can feel the bass ... -> show full review
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7.5
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Mouth of the Architect - Path Of Eight 2016
 12 months ago
8.0
Experimental Prog Metal
Harmonia - Musik Von 1974
 2 years ago
8.0
Prog Electronic
Kikagaku Moyo - Kikagaku Moyo 2013, EP
 5 years ago
7.5
Psychedelic Prog Krautrock
Tomutonttu - Hylyt 2012
 5 years ago
7.5
Prog Electronic
Jastreb - Jastreb 2012
 5 years ago
7.5
Psychedelic Prog Krautrock
Genshi-Kyodotai (Primitive Community) - Primitive Community 1971
 6 years ago
9.5
Prog Krautrock/Jazz
La Compagnia Digitale - La Compagnia Digitale 1979
 7 years ago
9.5
Spacey Prog Rock
La Compagnia Digitale - La Compagnia Digitale 1979
 7 years ago
9.5
Spacey Prog Rock
Kehell - Galileo 1999
 7 years ago
8.5
Prog Rock/Jazz
DjamraMyspace.com - Kamihitoe 2006
 7 years ago
9.5
Prog Jazz/Rock
The Jacks - Vacant World 1968
 7 years ago
10.0
Prog Rock
Cranium PieMyspace.com - Mechanisms (Part 1) 2011
 7 years ago
9.0
Prog Rock
DjamraMyspace.com - Circle Of Circus 2010
 7 years ago
7.5
Prog Rock/Jazz
Ayahuasca Dark TripMyspace.com - Mind Journey 2010
 7 years ago
8.0
Prog Rock
Yumi Hara CawkwellMyspace.com - Statement Heels 2011
 7 years ago
8.5
Avant-Garde Prog Canterbury/Jazz
Apryl Fool - The Apryl Fool 1969
 7 years ago
9.5
Psychedelic Prog Rock
Logan Dwight - Logan Dwight 1972
 7 years ago
8.5
Prog Rock
Logan Dwight - Logan Dwight 1972
 7 years ago
8.5
Prog Rock
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