Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fushitsusha - The Wisdom Prepared

There are many great talents in the vast sea of alternative Japanese music. One of the most notable is Keiji Haino. An incredibly prolific musician, Haino has apeared on about 100 albums since 1970. He plays several different instruments but is most famous for his guitar playing and vocals. There is always a certain amount of mystery surrounding him. He almost always dresses completely in black, has long black hair and is never seen without his dark sunglasses. His look is directly inspired by JapRock pioneers, Les Rallizes Denudes.

Fushitsusha is his main project and was founded in 1978. Usually a duo or trio, Fushitsusha features a constantly changing line up of drums, bass, synthesizer and tape loops to back up Haino's incredibly loud and noisy impov guitar. Their shows are notoriously loud with Haino often playing through a minimum of four full stacks. The Wisdom Prepared is Fushitsusha's eighth studio album. It was released in 1998 and features one 75 minute track. This can only be fully appreciated by listening to it in it's entirety and at very high volumes.


1 comment:

  1. stumbled onto your blog -ghostlike abandoned site- but not has some live links yet...this one with glorious sublime music...I wasn´t aware of Haino´s Fushitsusha...this´s marvelous stuff...thank you...