Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Les Rallizes Dénudés - Tachikawa December 17th 1976

| Avant-Garde | Noise Rock | Psychedelic Rock |
| Experimental Rock |

Tachikawa December 17th 1976, as the name suggests, is another unofficial Live album by the avant-garde rock band, Les Rallizes Dénudés. This is a pretty clear record of LRD at their bests days. Distortion is low and controlled and there are no errors with the recording, what makes this a very non-standard album. Besides, they are loud and noisy enough, and this time, as psychedelic as never. Also, this is another short set: 5 songs, ~81min.

The live opens with a short version of White Awakening. Lots of shifts through bastard overdrive and quite-clean chorus 'til the second, Flames Of Ice. This is were the album really gets full throttle. Loud and hypnotic bass, crashing drums, cold vocals, all soaked into a dense fluid of loud, full of effect and distortion, blasting guitar sounds. Angel and Heatwave keep the furious-soothing atmosphere of this record, all documented with a very decent (and uncommon) clean taping. Dream is a beautiful closer song, that makes all of this double-worthy.

Catalog: unknown
On Last.fm


  1. Now, I feel ashamed checking every day your blog.
    I started searching about them after a Bruce Russell's interview i fond around.

    Thanks, the vocalist (his voice sounds like Loren Mazzacane Connor's guitar ) and Kazuki Tomokawa are clearly my favorite singers.

  2. Mizutani, yeah, his voice is awesome. and LRD is pure epicness