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3.82 | 9 ratings | 1 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Martzmer (4:20)
2. Emer (4:04)
3. Silly Old Bear (5:10)
4. Dan-go (3:26)
5. D*W*D (4:21)
6. Issai-kai-ku (4:41)
7. Billiken (5:37)
8. Motif A (3:00)
9. Sosukan (3:23)
10. Da Dou (5:18)
11. Suite "Circle" (28:12/1:04)

Line-up / Musicians

All music by Kazuhisa Uchihashi, except track 4 by Ned Rothenberg and Altered States, and track 11 by Altered States and the guest musicians

- Kazuhisa Uchihashi / guitar, effects
- Mitsuru Nasuno / bass
- Yasuhiro Yoshigaki / drums, percussion

- Kazutoki Umezu (10, 11) / alto sax, clarinet
- Shizuru Ohtaka / voice (11)
- Yuji Katsui (5, 11) / electric violin, ponchi
- Hiromichi Sakamoto / cello (1)
- Yuki Saga / voice (11)
- Kumiko Takara (11) / vibraphone, percussion
- Ned Rothenberg / alto sax (4)
- Ichiko Hashimoto (11) / piano, voice
- Junji Hirose / tenor sax (8, 11)
- Koichi Makigami / voice (6, 11)
- Yoshinori Motoki / tapes (9, 11)

Releases information

1995 (God Mountain, GMCD-015) (CD)

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ALTERED STATES Mosaic ratings distribution

(9 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (22%)
Poor. Only for completionists (11%)

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Review by snobb
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4 stars Next in row Altered States album after their great "Estonia And Lithuania Live" is Japanese noise/brutal version of math-rock. Or Japanese avant with math rock elements.

Mostly instrumental, almost fully improv based release with some guests on board. Music is more diverse, than usual (mostly because of guest I think), very interesting Ned Rothenberg's sax on Dan-go.

In all - extremely energetic,fast and technical fusion of noise,Frippian guitar (on steroids), ecstatic rhythm section and some shamanic screams. Highest technical level of musicianship you can imagine, not too much attention to musical component (as usual).

Great album for Japanese brutal avant prog lovers, less prepared listener could be attracted by excellent musicianship techniques, but disappointed by lack of attention to musical element though.

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