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The Silence
Metaphysical Feedback

Enjoy the Silence. Mind you, a shared interest in all things quiet is really where the similarities between Depeche Mode and this Tokyo-based quartet end. The ambitious psychedelia, Krautrock and free music of the Silence's fourth LP 'Metaphysical Feedback' pretty much couldn’t be further from the slick grooves of Fletcher, Gahan et al. Can and Neu! are the obvious touchstones here.
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Masaki Batoh
Nowhere

Ghost founder Masaki Batoh drops his fourth solo LP via Drag City. Nowhere is a record of trippy folk songs. The delicately picked guitars here come laced with reverb and delay, and Batoh’s wistful lyrics reflect on ageing and memory. The Beatles, Incredible String Band and John Martyn all spring immediately to mind.
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Cosmic Invention
Help Your Satori Mind

Masaki Batoh was more than a decade deep into his time with Ghost when he formed Cosmic Invention. Intended as a fun and carefree endeavour to contrast with the intensity of his commitments with Ghost, Batoh and his group made one LP, 1997’s Help Your Satori Mind. More than twenty years on and Drag City are issuing the album on wax for the first time. It’s a nice hybrid of classic psych- and hard-rock styles - the guitar parts on ‘Blue Link Sky Was Falling’ are particularly lovely. This re-release also marks the first time that ‘Long Jamming’ has appeared on the record.
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  • Masaki Batoh

The Silence
Nine Suns, One Morning

Amounting to the third album of Tokyo-based outfit The Silence is Nice Suns, One Morning. As it shifts across an array of styles and variations of modern rock, the offering prioritises free-flowing improvisation over the cull of safe and easy songwriting - amounting to a highly creative record without restraint.
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