Tuesday, January 22, 2008

YUZO IWATA-DROWNING IN THE SKY, LP, 1999, JAPAN





Released on the mythical Japanese Org label (responsible for issuing the first two releases of Maher Shalal Hash Baz as well as the Tenno-Noise album), this is a sweet slab of blasted and wandering psych de-tunage with a musical thrust that orients this more toward a species of Byron Coley-endorsed American loner psych action (think: Bob Bannister) than toward his contemporaries in the Japanese underground. Beyond that, I really haven't the foggiest idea about Iwata, as web searches turn up near zilch about this cat. Any enlightenment would be entirely welcome.


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NOTE: The last few available copies of this LP can be found Here

2 comments:

Brickbat Books said...

Yuzo Iwata played guitar in the early days of Maher Shalal Hash Baz and has been living in Philadelphia for the past twenty years. He pretty much dropped out of the music scene, but will be making a rare appearance, along with Ai Aso on September 17, 2008 at Brickbat Books in Philadelphia (www.brickbatbooks.blogspot.com)

Anonymous said...

LOVE this album. Always go back and get sucked into et.