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- Destination Tokyo by Nisennenmondai
9/10 Brian Staff review, 24 July 2009On Tuesday I was lucky enough to catch the three-pronged hypno agit groove attack of Nisennenmondai, 3 Japanese lasses who've been quietly deconstructing hardy genres such as New Wave & Punk Funk and reshaping the sound of yore into these propulsive krautrock flecked mini epics that completely take your head clean off. The guitarist manages to wrangle amazing shards of scratchy, metallic alien sound from her guitar in an almost subconscious manner whilst a demonically possessed young woman unleashes a cymbal heavy percussive onslaught from almost nowhere and a bass player interjects with excitable bobbing bass strokes to create a thrilling, fresh take on things, infusing the melee with a vicious jawdropping intensity. Their first proper Western release is 'Destination Tokyo' and i'm here for about the fourth time this week getting completely carried away by this utterly beguiling sound, their use of repetition is brilliantly hypnotic, an adrenalised, airy and manic soupcon they can truly call their own. It's like an instrumental Delta 5 on Crystal Meth or summat with some neo-industrial guitar shredding tearing your face off. Feral & wiry, things are nicely interrupted by the hilarious pinky & perky chattering interlude of 'Miraabouru' before 'Mirrorball' returns to the hyper death disco groove, spindly metronomic music with this crazy giddy guitar sound that sounds really unique, fast micro-picked guitar chirrups overlaid with these almost ambient beautiful evocative shapes that suggest a holiday in the Tropics!. This fine recording finishes with the very Neu!-esque title track bringing the intensity back down a peg or two. A wonderful set that will surely, deservedly raise their Western profile. This is simply a great record from beginning to end!CD on Smalltown Supersound! x Brian
8/10 Lars Dideriksen (SOPA) Customer review,
Great album. Good repetitive noisy 'post-rock'. Could be rated 'ecstatic' if it wasn't for the fact that they are even better live... and for the sole reason that Smalltown Supersound apparently has chosen NOT to release this on vinyl (which is a major, major letdown - that really got me down from the ecstatic 'yes, a re-release' place I was in).
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