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"the most painful time
happens only once
has it arrived already..?"
you should look closely
those shattered spells
never attaining embodiment as prayer
they are born here again
will not follow
your hoax called history
who is making the time rot
the most painful time
happens only once
has it arrived already..?
Keiji Haino (guitar, vocals & synth), Stephen Oâ€™Malley (bass guitar) & Oren Ambarchi (battery).
Recorded by Chris Fullard at CCSO, Birmingham 9th July 2013.
Edited by Oren Ambarchi & Stephen Oâ€™Malley 2013-14.
Mixed by Joe Talia & Oren Ambarchi at Chinatown, Melbourne February 2014.
Mastering / vinyl cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin June 2014.
Calligraphy by Keiji Haino. Photo by Scott Simpson.
Booking: Regina Greene / Frontporch / frontporchproductions.org
Nazoranai comprises three gentleman, three friends and three fans of each others creative output. Â 'the most painful timeÂ Â Â happens only onceÂ Â has itÂ Â Â arrivedÂ Â Â already..?' is the second release fromÂ Nazoranai, a power proposition made up of three sound/song heavyweights: Haino Keiji, Oren Ambarchi and Stephen O'Malley (no introductions necessary, intimidation checked in at the door). Â
Recorded by Chris Fullard at CCSO, Birmingham 9th July 2013 'the most painful time...' expands the trio's devastating explorations of improvised rock based shapes. Â The opening track 'you should Â look closely those shattered Â spells never Â attaining embodiment Â as prayer they are born here Â again you should Â look closely those shattered spells never Â attaining embodiment Â as prayer they are born here Â again' hurtles the listener straight in the abyss with an epic 18 + minutes off apocalyptic free rock. This is music on the threshold, a searing landscape where soaring guitars circle amongst a pounding minimal tribal rhythm. 'will not follow your Â hoax called history' lurches out at the listener offering a hand as a guide for this invented netherworld. Â The multi limbed â€˜who Â is making the time Â rot' Â documents our hosts in absolute freeform mode, wildly rummaging the remains of exploded structure. Â Finally the title track swings the pendulum back to earth in the guise of structure, base, rhythm and song. Â
Hovering between annihilation and brutality 'the most painful timeÂ Â Â happens only onceÂ Â has itÂ Â Â arrivedÂ Â Â already..?' Â is a sonic sinkhole where the unrestrained improvised peaks are indelibly stamped with the unique traits deployed by these three titians of rock and experimentation.