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    Fukuda, Hiiragi – “Dump” – [Holy Mountain]

    Tokyo guitarist who can scorch in the Mainliner red, fuzz
    busting out solos, but sets up songs with looping acoustic
    and electric guitar lines and hand-percussion sidling along
    with them. His voice, mutter-sung and multi-tracked, adds to
    the hypnotic trippy trance effect. The songs invite you in
    with a gentle psych vibe but then he just rips with the
    electric fret fire. In a way this re-ignited my fondness for
    Slapp Happy Humphrey, wth that similar combustive combination.
    KFJC has an album from Doronco Gumo, connecting Fukuda-san
    back to the Japanese underground giants like Les Rallizes
    Denudes. This definitely keeps that tradition alive and
    well. We got our copy down from the mighty Holy Mountain
    and these two songs will resonate in your Six Organ chakras,
    “Dump” spins like a prayer wheel, seven minutes of excellence.
    “Don’t Worry Be Slow” begins with an acoustic coal-mining
    kind of riff, but right away the guitar magma is struck.
    When the guitar cools down, his echoey vocals water-drop
    into your consciousness, I guess they’re in Japanese, but you
    could tell me they were in some ancient forgotten language,
    and I’d believe you.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on July 22, 2015 at 11:23 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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