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    Solar Anus – “Skull Alcoholic ” – [Tumult]

    Andee of Tumult has plucked gold from the Solar Anus annals, the
    compleat evil trinity of releases from bandleader Tenkotu Kawaho’s
    Gyokumon label with a bonus track serving as the title as well. The
    first disc is a dirtbaggers’ delight! Heavy metal alchemy, crusty
    chords, dual guitar lines over thick-ass riffs and vocals squeezed
    out of the lower intestine (and panned at times!). Drums drive this
    thing like a female Sumu heart attack, evidently Solar Anus pairs
    Takahiro Seki on drums and Ten Watanabe on “Japanese drums” and
    moments do feel like attack of the killer taiko. However even as
    disc one progresses, and we come across Maki Takahasi’s “chorus”
    it seems there is more here than Black Sabbath worship. Maki is
    either being tortured, or more likely mocking the tortured ones,
    with screams and yelps. This release moves from worship through
    parody ultimately to its own maniacal genius. The second disc is
    pyschedelic light years removed, a grave Neu world in its own galaxy
    of synths and tape-tweakery and supernovas of cymbal-ism. Is that
    a tuba oompa-loomping out of “Meat Pressure” into “Deamon?” Many
    of the pieces track by the way… Mirth and mimicry make for a
    stupendous celebration here, in a sonic coital crime. Nothing is
    sacred, and nothing should be! It ends with a crazed confession,
    reverse-looped in Japanese…get David Lynch to make a video,
    “The doom you like, it’s coming back in style!”

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on October 26, 2006 at 5:55 pm
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