RE: [the boredoms] Omoide Hatoba-Vuoy
>I just bought and have been listening to Yamamoto's Baptism cdTry to listen to the two clips from the new Ruinzhatova from
>today.It's nice,but sometimes I yearn for the wacky days of Omoide
>Hatoba.I have most the previous studio cds,even Ruins Hatoba,which is
>terrible.I heard there is a new Ruins Hatoba cd(also recorded live)I
>imagine that's terrible too.Who would have thought,the sharp,complex
>prog of Ruins mixed with the genre bending fun of Omoide
>Hatoba,and...the end results suck.I thought Yamamoto and Yoshida
>together would be cool,I was wrong.Even their duo collab,Sun-Kich,is
>a waste of tape.Grrrrrrrr!
aquariusrecords.org. Sounds very promising to me:
RUINZHATOVA Close To The RH Kiki (Tractor) cd 15.98
Ok, the first thing you need to know about this, if you haven't guessed
already: it's indeed a brand new album spawned from the combined efforts of
Japan's Ruins and Omoide Hatoba. These two equally insane outfits got
together for a cd once before, about ten years ago, and now I guess they've
determined that the world is ready for more of their merged musical mania.
Bring it on we say! This installment of Ruinzhatova sees Tatsuya Yoshida and
Hisashi Sasaki (of hyper-prog duo Ruins) teaming up with Seiichi Yamamoto
and Atsushi Tsuyama (members of weirdo noise-pop-jazz combo Omoide Hatoba).
Yamamoto you probably also know as the guitarist from the Boredoms, while
Tsuyama is a member of Acid Mothers Temple, and collaborates with Yoshida in
the highly conceptual and crazed Akaten duo. So, as you might well expect,
this is some wacked-out, noisy, frenzied, chaotic (but doubtless totally
tight and composed) stuff!! One hour of prog-spazz insanity. Don't attempt
to listen to this if you already have a headache, that's for sure. Not that
there aren't moments of pleasantly quiet quirkiness on here as well.
The second thing you need to know: these guys are definitely into overtly
indulging their prog-rock obsessions here -- the cover photo (a cow in a
field) seems to reference Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother, and the album's
very title is derived from the Yes LP Close To The Edge. And that brings us
to one of the most amazing things on here, actually: this disc's finale is a
completely reverential, kick-ass, 18 minute version of that Yes album's
incredible title track. Really, they do it remarkably straight (that's
what's really so thrilling, they pull off every little nuance from the
vocals on down), especially considering that earlier in the album, they do
some other covers, not nearly so respectfully. For instance, they cover both
James Brown and King Crimson -- at the same time! That's right, on track
five on you get "Sex Machine" in your right speaker and "Larks Tongues In
Aspic Part II" in the left channel. Then there's the over-the-top, wild and
wooly version of Kraftwerk's "Trans Europe Express" that begins the album...
The originals on here also veer wildly and crazily about, making full use of
Yoshida's This Heat/Magma inspired drumming, Yamamoto's guitar squiggles,
and Tsuyama's vocal histrionics, among the other talents of this
always-over-the-top ensemble. Now, like the original Ruins-Hatoba
get-together, this album is certainly not the equal of a 'proper' album by
either band, but still, there's lots for Ruins/Omoide Hatoba/etc. fans to
enjoy on here. And it's worth it for the "Close To The Edge" cover alone,
"Trans Europe Express"
And there's a new Rovo comming out in a few weeks.
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- so i'm listening to this ruinzhatova right now! track two of eleven.
if you were put off by the first RH release, this one might treat
you better. the recording is much better, the music is more prog-
focused, so far. it's everything i was hoping for and certainly the
most omoide-hatoba sounding stuff yamamoto has done since the
release of vuoy (too long ago). vuoy is the beginning of
the "mature"compositions for him, which would become rashinban and
rovo stuff, and was obviously hoping to reach a broader market in
japan. atsushi tsuyama's work with amt post-vuoy implies his desire
to remain in the messed up/psychedelic world of music (thank you!).
i really like lucky mountain hey!!!!!!! but i also quite like akaten
(atsushi tsuyama's duo with tatsuya yoshida of ruins). probably
vibing off of akaten, sun kich made a record really fast (scum
prog!) and so the results are certainly less like the controlled
chaos of omoide hatoba, but dig that lose and wild sound! at any
rate, i haven't written off this ruinzhatova! in fact, it's bringing
back the great joy of hearing a new yamamoto release, and i haven't
felt this excited since the vuoy or sun kich releases years ago now.
let's hope the inspiration to work with atsushi tsuyama is back!
bring on an new omoide hatoba record soon please!
>let's hope the inspiration to work with atsushi tsuyama is back!As far as I know, it was released in Japan at the end of October....... At
>bring on an new omoide hatoba record soon please!
least that's what acidmothers.com said.
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- WHAAAAAAAA???A NEW Omoide Hatoba album already?NOT the Ruinshatova?
I checked that link,and I also looked at HMV Japan,I saw the album
cover and record label but couldn't get a name for the cd.
New Omoide?Awesome!So who's going to be the first to order it???
What's the best company to order from(assuming this won't get
- I aslo want to mention that this Ruinzhatova cd has a version of
Delayed Sky (track 2 on Vuoy), called "DSFC". Plus the covers by
kraftwerk, yes, and weirdo combo cover of james brown in one ear and
king crimson in the other ear! hahaha. if you like ruins prog type
stuff and omoide-hatoba, this is the stuff. i also enjoy the older
cd, viva young florida, which most people i've played it for say is
the most difficult listen they've heard. so i guess my tastes favour
this prog wackiness. perhaps not for all though.