“Power Trio featuring Mitsuru Tabata Japanese underground rock guitarist, vocalist and composer. (Zena Geva, Leningrad Blues Machine, Boredoms, 20 Guilders, Acid Mothers Temple) Mike Vest & Dave Sneddon.
Free form one take instrumental rock with improvised sonic lead guitars textured and balanced with phaser bass lines and a mid-paced back beat. Total unapologetically lo-fi, scuzz fuzz rock, with hints of MC5, Stooges, and Funkadelic.”
“Cosmic psychedelic noise rock from Taipei underground. Formed in 2016, Dope Purple channel influences from hard rock, noise and psychedelia with a particular emphasis on sounds from the Japanese underground, into a sweat-drenched, earsplitting, cosmic guitar explosion.”
“Power trio of psychedelic noise rock and space punk.”
“A psych dirge supergroup 4 piece from Newcastle, London and France. Black hole feed-backer twin lead guitar freakouts from Russell Smith (ex skullflower and current member of Terminal Cheesecake) and Mike Vest (current member of BONG, Blown Out, 11Paranoias). Suspended in the heavy cosmos by sonic basslines from Gordon Smith (Current member of Terminal Cheesecake and Luminous Bodies) with total concussion tempo from Tom Fug (Gum Takes Tooth).”
“Hibushibire is a Japanese hard psychedelic freak out rock band which formed in 2012… A band name “Hibushibire” is Japanese old porno slang which is meaning as freak out orgasm.”
“Improvised and experimental alto sax workouts, lead drums, fluid thunder bass and freak out guitar melodies.”
“The thing with Fire! is that, yes, they’re masters of squealing, Brцtzmann-esque blow-outs, but, above all, they’re fun. Their music is frenetic, but filled with boundless enthusiasm, the trio feeding off one another with obvious, exuberant, glee… Werliin releasing his pent-up energy in a torrent of cymbals and Gustafsson’s notes turning into anguished squeals, the Australian barges his way into the limelight with a molten cascade of feedback, Sonic Youth-style, grappling with his bandmates for space before locking into a krautrock groove with Berthling and Werliin, driving over the horizon of Fire!’s free jazz roots with metronomic precision and the kind of noisy funkiness that defined the best early-seventies German bands such as Neu! and Can.”
“It was very intuitive. A lot of it came just out of jamming. Purely improvised jamming. We were starting to realize, listening back to the improvisations, that they were a lot more fun and a lot more interesting to listen to when we found an idea, hung onto it and played it out… We had developed our own compositional/improvisational language together. I think that was one of the real special things about the band, it came from very organic origins because it was really just spawned from playing… from listening to each other and having that intuitiveness.”
“The Heavy Friends is Japanese musician Takashi. Formed in 2010, Takashi continues to thrash out great psychedelic noise rock. A little bit Boris, My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr., this music is best listened to at the loudest setting.”
Heavy psych trio from Chicago with lots of repetitive groovy fuzz bass and wah-wah guitar. Think if Les Rallizes Dénudés mixed with Jimi Hendrix. Raw psychedelic freakout jams recorded live.