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Angel'in Heavy Syrup

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3 stars Their psychedelic trip has got started via a crazy noisy guitar explosion titled "Space Giant Eye aka S.G.E.". ANGEL'IN HEAVY SYRUP are known as a Japanese female psychedelic rock legend who were active in 1990s. Sadly we cannot attend their real gig on stage but this debut album "Angel'in Heavy Syrup" should notify us they would be a promising trio and in the vanguard of younger female combos later.

In the beginning of the first bullet "S.G.E." we can hear another brilliant quietness of the Angels but do not be deceived ... they strike noise guitar madness to the audience. This improvisation is pretty violent but comfortable and addictive. The following "I'm Sure To Meet You" reminds me of the similar vein to Flower Travellin' Band or Japanese psychedelic rock pioneers. It's a pity Mineko's voices sound slightly cheap and cheesy to me, and their instrumental technique or ability for composition should not have completed perfectly, but their energetic intention to play fantasy can be heard via the track easily. Regardless of their slenderness, their noise and sound launched via a speaker system are deep and rugged. "Why Don't You Take A Sightseeing Bus With Me?" is pretty pretty song, flooded with attractiveness of the three young girls, based upon dissected, distorted guitar sounds. Very impressive is such a combination mentioned.

Dreamy fragile psychedelia with various melodic / sound elements can be found via "Underground Railroad" the three queens would go forward. "My Dream" is the most pop / catchy / acceptable stuff in this album we can mention, and not only pop melodies but also hard, noisy sound structure we can hear all around. The last track "Crazy Blues" sounds more of psychedelic tragic blues than others. Assume this track might express their real lives ... the former part is crazy pressing along with improvisation of convolution, and the latter after a few second silence tells the audience that their inner minds should have got synchronized as though lots of stars would have been taken into a black hole. This epilogue can be thought as one of their masterpieces.

In conclusion, their soundscape and play technique was immature and "green" in this debut album but why cannot we grab their greedy, intensive production out?

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