A quite excellent comp of arty post-prog Japanese underground acts alongside one Veetdharm Morgan Fisher, previously (sans the prefix) the wicked genius behind The Hybrid Kids, though his three cuts here are from the period after he became a Rajneesh disciple and musically headed straight for his navel, chiming koto in hand. His quarter of the wax aside though, there's plenty on this compendium (curated by Pneuma of Trembling Strain) to get excited about, starting at the outset with Soft Weed Factor, a group whose stately but charged post-Canterbury maneuvers clearly reflect serious time spent contemplating The Muffins. Elsewhere, Haitokusha create a delirious racket that first sounds like Koenjihyakkei channeling James Chance, before settling into a MX-80-like post punk churn and Ubazakura chime in with some very sweet acid folk moves, with delicate female vocals set against plangent and ever-so-slightly askew acoustic group motion in a way suggestive of their contemporaries Che Shizu at their most tonal.
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