Album Review

Astro – “Japanese Royal Blue” – [Turgid Animal]

cinder   9/28/2011   12-inch, A Library

Two live electronic noisy track from Japanese artist Hiroshi Hasegawa. Squiggle, wiggle, shriek and feedbacks, all in a rhythmic sort of pattern. It’s not a pure brain bash like Merzbow, although the second side comes close. A consistent humming drone under the massacre I think is what makes it enjoyable (for noise). It’s almost like a prelude to something bigger. Pedals that sound like 20 Atari games all jamming at the same time. Side B is where the massive noise is more prominent. This side is for the harsh ear-piercing walls of damaging feedbacks.

you heard it 19 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 1323 days ago, Christless Eve played Japanese Royal Blue Part 1 (live In Japan)
  • 2261 days ago, Lord Gravestench+Mike Finklea played Part 1 (Live in Japan) (Excerpt)
  • 2448 days ago, Portuguese Water Dog played Japanese Royal Blue Part 2 (live In Sweden)
  • 2768 days ago, The Letter L played Japanese Royal Blue Part 2 (live In Sweden)
  • 3272 days ago, Cinderaura played Japanese Royal Blue Part 2 (live In Sweden)
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