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HIBUSHIBIRE Official Live Bootleg Vol 6

If you don’t know Hibushibire then you are missing out on really awesome music. This Japanese band makes furious heavy psych that makes your blood boil , relentless heavy trippy riffs and solos in your face. Now the band seems to have gone through some line up changes since their 2019 second album ‘Turn On, Tune In, Freak Out!so in the meantime they the great Riot Season is going to release a bootleg style LP of their live show at J.T. Soar in Nottingham (UK) on May 17th 2019. Check out the first track and while you are at it you can tune in to the Cosmic Side of Japan.

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Dope Purple release ‘Gratefull End’ on Riot Season and WV sorcerer

The heavy psych Taipei band Dope Purple has released their latest album ‘Grateful End’ in 2019 and sees now a rerelease on vinyl through Riot Season Records and WV Sorcerer Productions. The music from Dope Purple is in the same style as many Japanese heavypsych and noise bands, filled with feedbackriffs, epic solo work and tripped out heavy psych. This release is a remaster of the CD version of 2019. Me, I am an instant fan and if this is is something for you then i urge you to check out my list filled with epic Japanese Psych n stuff.

Bad news though, seems the LP is already sold out.

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Joseph of Kirezi/切れ痔のヨーゼフ share ‘Bleeding Jam Session vol​.​2’

The Tokyo psych rockers  Joseph of Kirezi make fuzzed out psych and now they return with their second volume of the Bleeding Jam Sessions. This is 42 minutes of highly trippy psychedelic rock. Be sure to check out the bandcamp from the band, their is a lot of good stuff to check out.If you are in need of more psych you can check out more Japanese heaviness on my Cosmic List.

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Dope Purple

The heavy psych Taipei band Dope Purple has released their latest album ‘Grateful End’ in 2019 and sees now a rerelease on vinyl throug Riot Season Records and WV Sorcerer Productions. The music from Dope Purple is in the same style as many Japanese heavypsych and noise bands, filled with feedbackriffs, epic solo work and tripped out heavy psych. This release is a remaster of the CD version of 2019 and will be out April 16. Me, I am an instant fan and if this is is something for you then i urge you to check out my list filled with epic Japanese Psych n stuff.

https://www.facebook.com/riotseasonrecords

https://www.facebook.com/dopepurple/

https://www.facebook.com/wvsorcerer

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Boris release ‘Absolutego Studio Session 2018’ and ‘bootleg -feedbacker- remaster’

Japanese rockers Boris have been releasing a lot of special sessions, remasters, live sessions and stuff like that and all of them are each time a pleasure to listen to. Same with these two releases, a studio session of Absolutego and bootleg remaster for Feedbacker. Expect tosn of noise, feedback doom an heaviness. Turn up very loud and enjoy.

Are you in need of more Japanese psych noise and weird stuff, then go to The Cosmic Side of Japan.

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Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U​.​F​.​O. release first vid from their LEVITATION session

Acid Mothers Temple and its many offshoots has produced so much music I don’t know if the bandmembers even remember everything. I know I tried to make some kind of guide but I am still stuck at part I. It is like opening the box of pandora, you start off and think, hey this is cool, so much music and then it just does not stop, the same bandmembers are switching bands, quiting, starting different bands with almost the same name or side project that are something completely different, it just does not stop. As far as I know their latest releases are “Reverse of Rebirth in Universe” in riot season in 2018, a re-release called ‘Either The Fragmented Body Or The Reconstituted Soul’ on Necio Records and a very dirty split with Orphan Goggles in 2019 and rework  of ‘Minstrel In The Galaxy’. The repress of ‘The Ripper At The Heaven’s Gates Of Dark’ and also a split with Yoo Doo Right and also and album offshoot called Acid Mothers Reynols. Another split with Paul Kidney Experience. In December 2020 they released ‘Zero Diver or Puroto Guru’ on Necio Records. I also made a bit of an ongoing list about Makoto Kawabata core member of Acid Mothers Temple) with al his solo releases.

AMT is a band of many talents and on this album they show again their strength. This album may be more listenable then the others, more hypnotic and more sensitive. I love it. If you are a fan of all these Japanese psych and noise stuff, be sure to check out the cosmic side of Japan.

Now they return with a live EP from their show on Levitation sessions (order it here) . A first clip has been released with the ‘Dark Star Blues Track’. If you are in for some more Levition sessions then check the ones out from Oh Sees, Kikagaku Moyo and The Black Angels.

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Ryley Walker And Kikagaku Moyo – Deep Fried Grandeur ( live at Le Guess Who? 2018)

Well, the title says enough doesn’t it. Ryley Walker and Kikagaku Moyo together working their fuzz and psych and folk magic together creating gorgeous sounds live at Le Guess Who?! Two tracks of 18 minutes each that you can buy on CD or on a goodlooking vinyl. I promise you that this vinyl will make you feel good, it will make you feel happy and peaceful! Tune in and enjoy these trippy sound. And if you do not have enough then you can check out The Cosmic Side of Japan, a list filled with all kinds of Japanese psych and noise.

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Japanese rockers Sonic Flower release album on Heavy Psych Sounds

Sonic Flowers has grown out of Church of Misry around 2000. They released their self titled album in 2003 via Leaf Hound Records. The band went on hiatus somewhere in 2007 while making stuff for their second album. Now the band has returned with a vocalist and new line up. They signed to Heavy psych sounds and released their second album ‘Rides Again’ on January 29, 2021. Get yourself ready for some absolutely gorgeous heavy psych.

If you are into Japanese psychthan I got a ridiculously long list for you called ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’ and Sonic Flower is now on it too ofcourse. Enjoy.

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Update 5: The Cosmic Side Of Japan

Now and then I give you an update n the evergrowing list ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’ wich is filled with heavy psych, japanoise and noiserock from, guess it or not, Japan. This is Update number 5. Tune in and if you have not checked out the immense full list, then do it HERE.

Musica Transonic

The Black Editions release remixed and remastered by Asahito Nanjo
Vinyl Mastering by JJ Golden, Golden Mastering. Musica Transonic (Asahito Nanjo, Makoto Kawabata, Yoshida Tatsuya) released this in 1995 on P.S.F. Records.

Mienkakunaru

Mike Vest (wich playes in a lot of bands like Blown Out, Melting Hand, 11Paranoias,..), Junzo Suzuki (20 Guilders, Astral Travelling Unity, a lot of solo work and a lot of collabs) and Dave Sneddon are Mienkakunare and you can buy their new album on bandcamp and check out the 17 minute first song.

Fuji

Fuji are Mik Quantius, Bart De Paepe, Louise Frères, Warre Fungus and Junzo Suzuki. in November 2018, they did their first time touring around Belgium/Nederland with Junzo and legendary Mil Quantius of Embryo. this recording is the Document of their Complete Show at Barley in Brussels.

Angel’in Heavy Syrup

This is gorgeous psychedelic rock from this Osaka band that started in 1990. They made four albums and a best of and afterwards fallen into indefinite hiatus status it seems.

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Masami Kawaguchi to release ‘I Miss You’

Japanese Bassist, Vocalist and Guitarist Masamo Kawaguchi was to perform and record new music when he was going to visit Australia but this did not happen due to Covid. So we don’t have to hunger for new music he will release a 25 minute EP called ‘I Miss You’ on Kasumuen Records. The first five minute track is out and it is a great kraut track with screeching guitaaarss. If you are in need fo rmore Japanese Psych then check out ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’ where i have added Masami Kawaguchi to the list.

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Kawabata Makoto – A short guide

Since I started with Fuzzy Sun I slowly tumbled into this neverending hole that is Japanese psych and noise. I made list with a huge load of Japanese bands called ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’ and I tried to make some sort of guide through the releases of Acid Mothers Temple and its offshoots (wich was really difficult). Kawabata Makoto (speedguru) plays a big role in this whole scene, he is a founding member of Acid Mothers Temple and played in a lot of bands. And since 1978 Kawabata has been releasing albums under different names. You can expect everything on the psychedelic spectrum. In this post I want to highlight a couple of albums, not all of them because it is just too much to grasp.

Kawabata Makoto: That Awaking : Good​-​bye Me

This is one of the latest studio releases, out since May 2020. Two tracks over half an hour and they are quite exceptionnal. In these Kawabato gives us epic guitarwork over a psychedelic ambient atmosphere.

Nishinihon 西日本: If You Smell What Art Rock is Cookin! アートロックの新鋭

Nishinihon is Tsuyama Atsushi (vocals, electric bass, acoustic guitar),
Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (drums, percussion) and Kawabata Makoto (electric guitar) and this my be my favourite band in this whole post. Nishinihon is wilder and very powerful. Recorded in 1999.

Kawabata Makoto: Mizu Naranu Ao Ni Sae 水ならぬ青にさへ

The original CDR (limited 100) released from Acid Mothers Temple on Jan 1998. This release is filled with guitarnoise but still has an out of this world calming vibe to it.

Kawabata Makoto & The Mothers of Invasion: Hot Rattlesnakes

Mothers of Invasion is Kawabata on guitars, Tsuyama Atsushi on bass and
Ichiraku Yoshimitsu on drums. This spacey stuff was recorded it in London during the Acid Mothers Temple UK tour 2001.

Kawabata Makoto: Your Voice From The Moon

This release is also quite interesting because it let us hear Kawabata on  Electric Comp Synthesizer model-101 and it makes me even more sure he is not from earth.

NANI∞GURU: VOVIVIZM episode 1​.​5 (Remastered)

The original cassette tape was released by Swap Meat Records for NANI∞GURU’s European tour 2019. NANI∞GURU guitarist Kawabata Makoto and drummer Satoshima Nani from Acid Mothers Temple. This release is uptempo filled with guitar solos and is more easy to listen to.

PIkacyu-Makoto 光宙★魔呼斗: Live & Rare

This is PIKA from Osaka primitive wild girls duo Afrirampo and Makoto Kawabata. This release has two live versions and two special tracks.

PIkacyu-Makoto 光宙★魔呼斗: OM Sweet Home : We Are Shining Stars From Darklside

I like this duo very much, they have made some really great released together and this one is a really good one. Originally released in 2011.

Zoffy: Not “Very Very Famous Songs” vol​.​1

Formed by Tsuyama Atsushi (Psyche Bugyo, Omoide Hatoba, ex.Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.) and Kawabata Makoto in 1998. Zoffy is well known as playing innovative comical covers of famous songs, but they also play improvised fake trad. & folk music too.

Kawabata Makoto: Yuga Hiku

Yuga Hiku was recorded in 1993 is highly hypnotic filled with weird sounds all made by Kawabata.

AFRIMAKOTO あふりマコト: AFRIMAKOTO

Afrimakoto is Oni and Pika from Afrirampo and Kawabato. This is the latest studio recording session on 14th September 2020. Everything is completely improvised and is a real fun listen!

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Mienakunaru release ‘Lost Bones Of The Holy Butterfly’

The new album by Mienakunaru is out. This band is Mike vest (wich playes in a lot of bands like Blown Out, Melting Hand, 11Paranoias,..), Junzo Suzuki (20 Guilders, Astral Travelling Unity, a lot of solo work and a lot of collabs) and Dave Sneddon. Here the 17 minute first track and buy the album to hear the rest.

With Junzo Suzuki in it you may feel like listening to more Japanese psych. I added Mienakunaru to the list too.

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https://dronerockrecords.com/

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Mienakunaru to release ‘Lost Bones Of The Holy Butterfly’

We get a sample of the first track by Mienakunaru. This band is Mike vest (wich playes in a lot of bands like Blown Out, Melting Hand, 11Paranoias,..), Junzo Suzuki (20 Guilders, Astral Travelling Unity, a lot of solo work and a lot of collabs) and Dave Sneddon. They will release their new album in December or January. Listen to the excerpt, buy the album and you can listen to all of it.

With Junzo Suzuki in it you may feel like listening to more Japanese psych. I added Mienakunaru to the list too.

https://www.facebook.com/mienakunaru

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GREEN MILK FROM THE PLANET ORANGE ADDED TO THE COSMIC SIDE OF JAPAN

I have this ridiculously long list of Japanese psychedelic rock and noiserock, or rather Japanoise that is called ‘THE COSMIC SIDE OF JAPAN‘ and I think if you like it it can absorb your whole week with crazy Japanoise music. It has been a while since I added something to the list so here is a band I recently descovered called Green Milk From The Planet Orange wich are three dudes fromTokyou who make epic progressive psychedelic/space rock. The album ‘Third’ by these Japanese rokcers was released in 2019. Tune in now and check out the whole list.

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Boris too reissue ‘Amplifier Worship’

In 1998 Boris released ‘Amplifier Worship’ and now the doom/trash/experimentalsts will rerelease the album and it will be out Novbember 13 through Third Man records. Pre-order Amplifier Worship here: https://orcd.co/amplifierworship. Boris is on The Cosmic Side of Japan too.

Tune in for the first track ‘Huge’.

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Boris release a four part called ‘目をそらした瞬間 -the thing which solomon overlooked’

Japan doom lords Boris have released their latest album ‘No’ only a while ago and the album brings me real joy and shortly after they have digitally released their Six-Volume Archive Series wich are full or rare releases, live recordings and demos and stuff. Now on another bandcamp day theyr are back with a new series called ‘目をそらした瞬間 -the thing which solomon overlooked’ wich is four parts long.

Listen to some essential Boris and enjoy. Boris is on The Cosmic Side of Japan too.

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Boris release their Six-Volume Archive Series

Japan doom lords Boris have released their latest album ‘No’ only a while ago and the album brings me real joy. Now they have digitally released their Six-Volume Archive Series wich are full or rare releases, live recordings and demos and stuff. Listen to some essential Boris and enjoy. Boris is on The Cosmic Side of Japan too.

Boris『Archive Volume Five “Pink Days”』

Recorded live in New York during Boris’s 2006 US tour. Selections from “dronevil” “mabuta no ura” and “Akuma no Uta” combined with songs from “PINK”

Boris『Archive Volume Four “Evil Stack Live”』

Full set live recording that was broadcast on Japanese government-owned radio. The setlist is compiled from songs representative of their “Uppercase BORIS” distinction, including tracks from “Heavy Rocks” (2002) and “Akuma no Uta” (2003).

Boris『Archive Volume Three “2 Long Songs”』

Originally released in 2005 from the US label “aRCHIVE”, limited to 600 copies which sold out immediately. A precious live recording from their early days, of Boris’s 1996 debut single song release, “Absolutego”, and “flood”, released in 2000, performed live together as “1 song, 1 production”.

Boris『Archive Volume Three “2 Long Songs”』

Originally released in 2005 from the US label “aRCHIVE”, limited to 600 copies which sold out immediately. A precious live recording from their early days, of Boris’s 1996 debut single song release, “Absolutego”, and “flood”, released in 2000, performed live together as “1 song, 1 production”.

Boris『Archive Volume One “Live 96-98″』

Originally released in 2005 from the US label “aRCHIVE”, limited to 600 copies which sold out immediately. Compiled from live recordings during Boris’s “Power Violence” period 1996 – 1998, including songs from the 1998 studio album “Amplifier Worship” and Archive Volume Zero “Early Demo”.

Boris『Archive Volume Zero “Early Demo”』

9 songs selected and compiled from 3 independently produced demo tapes, from the early period of Boris’s formation.
The final 10th track, “Soul Search You Sleep”, was recorded in 1996 during Boris’s first tour of the US west coast, and has been brought out of a long slumber to complete Volume Zero.

Now that you have listening to the 6 volume archive you can listen to their latest album ‘No’ once more.

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Boris release new video for track ‘Zerkalo’ from ‘No’

‘LφVE & EVφL’ was the previous album by The Japanese experimental rockers Boris, that album was filled with doom and epic guitar work. Now they are back with their new album ‘No’. This album is quite different then their latest work. This Boris is the agressive version, the hardcore and trash version, filled with epic solo work and gorgeous riffs, perfect vocals for the music. Yet they stay true to their sound, like at the end of ‘Loveless’ the typical doom sound comes back. This is a band with years of experience and an absolute talent to make heavy music.

‘No’ is an intense and fun listen, with a nostalgic vibe to it. It is awesome from start to finish. Boris is on The Cosmic Side of Japan too.

Now they released the new video ‘Zerkalo’ from that new album and it is the perfect time to revisit the whole album again.

Tune in now.

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Crazy japanese garagerock Bogus Killiers

I love this stuff from Japan man, all this stuff is more or less crazy, weird or goddamn loud. I made a really long list with Japanese noise and psych that you can check out here.  Now I came across this label called Kafadan Kontak Records, a diy record label and booking organization firm based in Istanbul and they released the album by Bogus Killers from Shinjuku, Tokyo Japan.

This is a really fun listen, this is nutty Japanese garagerock. Check it out now.

 

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Boris release ‘No’

‘LφVE & EVφL’ was the previous album by The Japanese experimental rockers Boris, that album was filled with doom and epic guitar work. Now they are back with their new album ‘No’. This album is quite different then their latest work. This Boris is the agressive version, the hardcore and trash version, filled with epic solo work and gorgeous riffs, perfect vocals for the music. Yet they stay true to their sound, like at the end of ‘Loveless’ the typical doom sound comes back. This is a band with years of experience and an absolute talent to make heavy music.

‘No’ is an intense and fun listen, with a nostalgic vibe to it. It is awesome from start to finish. Boris is on The Cosmic Side of Japan too.

Tune in now.

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