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Kakusenjo No Ongaku (Base Of Fiction)



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4 stars This chamber theatre is not fictional but too realistic to be visualized.

After a short cynic raised perpendicularly, we can meet persistent sound mixture between a violin-based Zeuhlic tragedy upon the former part, a keen guitar violence merged with improvised rhythmic horrorvision upon the middle, and a deeply ethnic plus massively risky percussive extension created by fire and water palpitation upon the latter. Each part seems estranged from other at a quick listen but don't be deceived ... we can understand they should link together smoothly by listening again and again. Realism might be said via such a connection I imagine? This phenomenon can be heard in the following track, that consists of toxically randomized improvisation and melodically refined string conversation. Yes it's confrontation and let me say, at the same time, harmonization amongst heaviness, tragicness, and random access.

Female voices sound more enthusiastic, more sensual, and more magical, founded with artistic electronics, synthesizers, and strings ... all of that collapse drastically in pieces. On the other hand, drumming and guitar shouting, improvised aggressively, knock explosively and continually. In every material, classical elements (also phrases) or theatrical messages have got introduced directly or indirectly, which could be digested for its nutrition, amazingly. Honest to say, each track title cannot be linked with dramatic soundscape directly, and I guess we cannot hit the mark for their real intention without watching their (especially Jyoji's) visual material featuring dance performance and colourful dress / veils flying here and there on stage.

Obviously inspired by Magma but they should have grabbed more Japanesque articles like Kamikaze, strong miracle wind bringing luckiness for us and kicking against enemies. Such a perpetual change upon the scape can be called as Kakusen (fiction) but this soundscape be not imitative nor unsettled but intensive and perfect as a fusion amongst avantgarde progressive rock music, kaleidoscopic visual art, and Jyoji's sincere mind-games ... yup like the quiet one-minute drama upon the last part of "Shizuka Na Mahiru", really crazy moment. Recommended for all progressive music (including progressive rock) fans and all artistic concrete fans.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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