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Re: [thewire] Re: First Fushitsusha Album...Knead!

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  • reid tamashiro
    Thanks for the response. I ll try to steer clear of those albums. I m glad you didn t mention the psf live albums. I really want to check those out. I m really
    Message 1 of 20 , Feb 7, 2003
      Thanks for the response. I'll try to steer clear of
      those albums. I'm glad you didn't mention the psf live
      albums. I really want to check those out.

      I'm really loving this Knead album!

      --- "gradyfinklemyer <gradyfinklemyer@...>"
      <gradyfinklemyer@...> wrote:
      > I had The Time is Nigh and whatever "companion"
      > album came out
      > around the same time (97 or 98) on some Japanese
      > major label. Also I
      > had Pataphysiqe (sp) or something or other. I
      > suspect since Knead
      > isn't his usual backing band, but the Ruins, they
      > had more of a say
      > how the sound of the album turned out. I doubt they
      > would be
      > relegated to being unheard behind a big wash of
      > feedback. I also had
      > the Laswell, Rashied Ali album Purple Trap, which I
      > was disappointed
      > with. I had the live Purple Trap, which wasn't very
      > hot. I also had a
      > few long drone Haino solo albums and the album he
      > did with Joey Baron
      > and some bass player (boring chording forever by
      > Haino). I think the
      > only album I liked was The Caution Appears. There
      > are some nice freak
      > out jams on that one, and they aren't 20 minutes
      > long (and the bass
      > and drums can be heard). I haven't chanced a dip
      > into the Haino pool
      > since getting rid of all of the above releases.
      >
      > --- In thewire@yahoogroups.com, reid tamashiro
      > <reidtama@y...> wrote:
      > > --- "gradyfinklemyer <gradyfinklemyer@y...>"
      > > <gradyfinklemyer@y...> wrote:
      > > > You can actually hear the bass and drums on
      > Knead?
      > > > The Fushitsusha
      > > > albums I had were just a big wash of feedback
      > with
      > > > practically non-
      > > > existent bass and drums. He should get someone
      > to
      > > > mix his records, so
      > > > that he doesn't step all over everything. Or
      > maybe
      > > > he had too many
      > > > cream puffs before those sessions.
      > > >
      > >
      > > Is the bass and drums recorded that badly on
      > > Fushitsusha albums? Are the live albums like that?
      >
      > > Man, you can totally hear the drums on the Knead
      > > album, the bass too, but it's not as clear.
      > >
      > > I'm liking this album more and more. I'm really
      > > impressed by journey the musicians take me,
      > especially
      > > on the longer tracks. You know how the Keith
      > Jarrett
      > > Trio can take you on these long journeys with
      > really
      > > interesting "topography" along the way, if you
      > know
      > > what I mean. Knead sort of does that, too, except
      > it's
      > > in the hard-rock vein.
      > >
      > > I'm also surprised at being impressed by his
      > voice,
      > > more than his guitar playing. I really enjoy his
      > > guitar playing, but I don't think it's as original
      > as
      > > his singing. The combination of power and frailty
      > that
      > > comes out through singing that has elements of
      > Shinto
      > > chanting is really trippy.
      > >
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