Thursday, February 14, 2008

HOPPY KAMIYAMA VISUAL WORKS-NYMPHO HAS SOME GREAT ELEMENTS, CD, 1994, JAPAN



This mid 90's outing from musical polymath/drag queen/God Mountain Records proprietor Kamiyama is an uneasy and confounding melange of propulsive percussion workouts, clots of viscous digital backwash, post Fourth world-isms, spare wreaths of bowed metal atmospherics, mid-80's sounding Downtown NY mutant funk, shimmering marimbas and the compressed caterwauling vitriol of Ground Zero; little surprise on that last point, seeing as how ex-Ground Zero saxophonist Junji Hirose appears at length here, cutting great swaths of squall (and the occasional bit of snakecharming) through these mercurial constructs.

Get part one Here


Get part two Here

7 comments:

djh said...

Many thanks for this, you wouldn't think you could forget a character like Hoppy but I had! Has a (lazy comparison coming up) Voredoms sort of drum thing going on, very nice.
Thanks for all the good music, sorry I'm one of those feckless types that rarely leave a comment.
Cheers
djh

Leslie said...

Never heard of this before, but it truly rocks!!! Thanks for posting.

Kevin said...

this one is indeed really great, many thanks!

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot. i saw hoppy playing with amy denio band in an italian bar he is great. also thanks for posting dimthings. any chance of posting his oop cd going back to the insane

bikefridaywalter said...

Just getting around to this and oh man this is freaking AWESOME. More, much more, muscular Japanese stuff! Actually, I've never heard Ground Zero.. hint, hint.

bravo juju said...

I rarely come back to comment on something I download, but I had to come back here and thank you for this one. It's a great, great record - one of the best I put my hands on in the past few years.
Mutants rule.

Anonymous said...

cant find this anywhere else, can you please re up=