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I knew this re-released Onna 7" from 1983 would be AMAZE when I read the Holy Mountain website and it was mentioning people like Les Razilles Denudes, Stars and White Heaven.. Admittedly the latter two was only because a forthcoming compilation features early guitar work from Michio Kurihara, but still. In theory it sounds like a total treat for lovers of the Japanese underground and it does ...

CD £13.49 HOLY7763

CD compilation of ace Japanese 80s weirdness on Holy Mountain.

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Vinyl 7" £2.99 CP00-0

Reissued 7" from 1983 with disturbing todger imagery.

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9/10 Brett Staff review, 02 April 2009
I knew this re-released Onna 7" from 1983 would be AMAZE when I read the Holy Mountain website and it was mentioning people like Les Razilles Denudes, Stars and White Heaven.. Admittedly the latter two was only because a forthcoming compilation features early guitar work from Michio Kurihara, but still. In theory it sounds like a total treat for lovers of the Japanese underground and it doesn't let you down, what you get here is a fucking incredible dirge of a ballad sung in their Japanese tongue complete with super fake drums and guitars that veer from drowsily psychedelic to brutally, painfully, screechingly atonal as the track goes on. By the end it's like listening to Arto Lindsay in his DNA days going hell for leather in a jam with a slowed-down 'rock' beat from a battered old Casio keyboard and it's like, totally beautiful. I could well imagine it working a treat over the top of films like In the Realm of the Senses or Jigoku, complementing their heady, intense and unsettling mix of the traditional and modern. The B-side keeps the same sort of feel and pace (presumably because they don't know how to change the beat on the drum machine) but reigns things in slightly for the most part, veering quite close to Ghost territory, before collapsing into a neverending pile of seagulls. Honestly. Proper erotic psychey no wave shizzle that I really can't recommend enough!

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