Tokisumasarerunoha… is a fascinating bizarre funk , which seems to come from Arto Lindsay's mind, if Arto were more fascinated by Japan than by Brazil, Haino exchanges languid vocals that repeat the title of the piece with sharp guitar strums and sharp lines of this , with timid drums and a bass that unleashes insane lines that are crossed by the melodies of Haino's guitar, here everything is chaos, as in a Buñuel movie, as a Burroughs book or as a blues by Captain Beefheart, or it could to be the most rabid Derek Bailey in a jam with my admired Shaggs, which in theory sounds delicious.
Sashidasaretamama is even crazier than the previous one, it seems that the bass guitar and drums completely refuse to agree and share space, brilliantly Haino and company assemble almost separately each of the incursions of their instruments, while Haino unloads his litanies, in something that is a beautiful musical construction brilliantly carried out by Haino and his colleagues.
Kokonoarika is a beautiful track in which the resonance on Haino's guitar leaves a trail of beautiful vibrations, the bass takes on a more natural instance (natural by Fushitsusha standards, of course), and the drums by Ikuro Takahashi are he integrates in this piece in a singular way, translating into a quite harmonious integration (harmonious under the standards of the Fushitsusha, of course), in something that results in a soft jazz of a bizarre universe.
In Imikuzushi the bass becomes the main element, Mitsuru allows his notes to resonate as Haino allows his guitar, for a few seconds, Mitsuru transports us to the world of the Sunn O))), although the drone veil is dissolves very soon here, while Bokuninatteiru turns out to be a sweet head-and-toe surf melody, probably the kind of song one would listen to while watching the waves come and go on some beach in Shiraham, that, of course, if there is no Tsunami in sight.
An intense album, but with a different intensity, an intensity that is not necessarily based on the volume or the speed of the pieces, but on the passion that Haino and company know how to impress on their pieces and that overflow in their executions. this prolific year on the schedule for this legendary band!....~