Attractors Audio House
Genres: drone rock, ambient
PO Box 13007
Nov 10 - 16 2003
quite simple, really. You know, the appeal of it all. Tsurubami
is bliss. Drone rock, so they say, but that's just a reviewer's
term; I get the feeling it could just be shortened into
"bliss." Bliss rock? No. That's far too
wordy. Tsurubami make bliss. And Gekkyukekkaichi
is the living, breathing document of that fact.
Featuring the talents of three lovable members of the Acid
Mothers Temple Soul Collective - guitar virtuoso Kawabata
Makoto, drummer Emi Nobuko, and bassist Higashi Hiroshi
- this album is a real doozy. Makoto's spacey,
feedback-engorged, noise-dripping walls of gee-tarr are complemented
by the almost free-jazz improvisation combo of drums and bass.
Intense... this is a full hour of unrelentingly beautiful ambient
drone rock, from start to finish. It can be taken as a powerful
epic or an ultra-relaxing chill-out disc. It all depends on how
you're feeling at the time.
The recommendation is in the bag. Gekkyukekkaichi is a
must for ambient and drone rock enthusiasts. It is simply
another absolutely terrific album from the one label that never ceases
to release great music, Strange Attractors Audio House. Bring on
the bliss, Tsurubami, bring on the bliss.
[Vitals: 2 tracks, distributed by Forced
Exposure, released 2003]