Wednesday, June 27, 2007

KATRA TURANA-THE END (GRADIENT OF TEXTURE), 12" EP, 1985, JAPAN




The delicate but deformed soundworld proffered by this woefully overlooked unit is a virtual object lesson in how to conjure profound madness from only the daintiest, twee-est ingredients, a tack they share with contemporaries like After Dinner, Luna Park Ensemble and Pungo, though Katra Turana's specific composite takes this warped aesthetic template to even deeper heights of bird-like frailty, only to mindfuck you with a structural rug-pull from under your feet just as you're beginning to question your sanity for listening to such mincing la-di-da-ness. Beautiful sickness from a lost continent of demure Japanese dementia.

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5 comments:

Robert said...

Thanks!
Track one is "Tsuriganemushi no uta"
(Song of the temple bell shaped animacule)

sean said...

o, wow

Ülo Õimu said...

oh my god

THANKS!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for all your amazing uploads!

I was really impressed by this outstanding album! Do you also have 'Kimera'?

vdoandsound said...

anonymous-I used to, but alas, it was one of about 10 records I lost when fleeing the path of Hurricane Katrina back in '05...