Thursday, March 25, 2010

Knead - Knead (2002)

| Avant-Garde | Experimental Rock | Noise Rock |
| Free-Prog |

Keiji Haino meets The Ruins. Superficially, Knead sounds like a faster, hyper, prog-like Fushitsusha. But, of course, the spare, skeletal rhythm section of Fushitsusha is very unique and important to that band and no guitar-based creation on Earth can match their supreme density and abstract beauty. But, Knead doesn’t need to. (Sorry, I couldn’t resist.) This new trio happily launches Haino into territory that he has never really operated in before. We’re talking complex mathematics here, folks, and it’s well-known The Ruins practice it in spades. Crazed precision drumming and bass playing that meticulously teases each and every fret offer plenty of melding support for Haino’s crunchy feedback explosions and searing peak wail. There’s some quiet, spacey moments here and there and the “no overdubs” man even throws in some real-time vocal loops and other special effects. It’s nothing less than an entire CD filled with ultra intensity—so much music, it’ll leave even the most hardened fan tuckered. Pretty dang impressive.

Catalog: PSFD-128 (P.S.F. Records)
Album overview on ArcaneCandy
Download (256kbps)


  1. Oh, sweet Jesus!!!!
    Thank you, man!

  2. im finding some great artists here!!thx..but the track list are these square characters...:)