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SOMA018 / NAZORANAI // なぞらない

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一番痛い時は 
一度だけ 
それは もう 訪れているのかな...

"the most painful time
happens only once
has it arrived already..?"

1
よく 見るが良い 
ぶっ壊れた 呪い達を
決して 祈りに 成れないまま 

you should look closely
those shattered spells
never attaining embodiment as prayer
they are born here again

2
なぞらない 
お前達が でっちあげた歴史なぞ

will not follow
your hoax called history

3
誰が 時間を 腐らせている

who is making the time rot

4
一番痛い時は 
一度だけ 
それは もう 訪れているのかな…

the most painful time
happens only once
has it arrived already..?

Keiji Haino (guitar, vocals & synth), Stephen O’Malley (bass guitar) & Oren Ambarchi (battery).

Recorded by Chris Fullard at CCSO, Birmingham 9th July 2013.
Edited by Oren Ambarchi & Stephen O’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.  'the most painful time   happens only once  has it   arrived   already..?' is the second release from 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).  

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.  The opening track 'you should   look closely those shattered   spells never   attaining embodiment   as prayer they are born here   again you should   look closely those shattered spells never   attaining embodiment   as prayer they are born here   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  hoax called history' lurches out at the listener offering a hand as a guide for this invented netherworld.  The multi limbed ‘who   is making the time   rot'  documents our hosts in absolute freeform mode, wildly rummaging the remains of exploded structure.  Finally the title track swings the pendulum back to earth in the guise of structure, base, rhythm and song.  

Hovering between annihilation and brutality 'the most painful time   happens only once  has it   arrived   already..?'  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.