Friday, October 2, 2009

Keiji Haino ( 灰野敬二 ) - Affection [ 慈 ] (1992)

| Avant-Garde | Noise Rock | Experimental Rock |

This long, one-track affair (Haino's other albums) starts out with some barely audible, poppy, “shopping mall” music, which is quickly cut out by mysterious reverb interjections. A simple, melodic, solo guitar-picking section follows, then some strumming with vocals that get louder, only to folk-rock out for awhile. The track then fades back and forth several times between some fairly massive feedback juggernauts and more desolate folk activity.

A strangely muted, abstract, noise guitar cloud closes out the piece. Completely stunning and beautiful, one of my favorite records from the japanese black wizard. And it somehow feels like a romantic song, with lots of 'sentimental' passages. Extremely touching.

Catalog: PSFD-23 (P.S.F. Records)
Album overview on Arcane Candy

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