Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hijokaidan ( 非常階段 ) - Modern (1989)

| Harsh Noise |

After weeks and weeks of search, I've finally got my hands in this gem. Modern is basically the same output of Romance, a huge 74min mind-fucker monster of noise, Hijokaidan at its best (other albums here).

This 'song' is one of the most loud things I've ever heard in life. You can feel all the rage and destruction even if you put the volume at the lowest. Screams everywhere, high-pitched buzz mixed with lots of blasting distortion, it's hard to believe that we have only a guitar and a bass on this (in fact, it's hard to believe that those 'things' are really a guitar and bass). Despite, I still like Romance more, maybe because of its volcanic electronics. Still, Modern feels a lot more raw and uncontrollable, and has lots more of spirit than Romance.

Catalog: ARCD-004 (Alchemy Records)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds GREAT!
    It feels awkward to sit and download all these gems here!
    I am broke after all!

    Thank you very much!