Monday, April 27, 2009

High Rise - Live (1994)

Following in the footsteps of noise/psych band Les Rallizes Denudes in the 70s, High Rise was one of the most exciting noise/hard rock outfits to come out of Japan in the 90s and, hell, ever really. This live album is completely fucking insane, sounding like some glorious combination of The Stooges, Joy Division, The Velvet Underground, and Sonic Youth. I don't use those names lightly: this thing is that fucking good. Munehiro Nirito's lead guitar is some of the sickest playing you'll ever hear. An absolutely essential album, especially if you like Fushitsusha, Acid Mothers Temple, Comets on Fire, or Satori. Out of print, and goddam expensive used.

Track Listing:
1) Sadame 4:34
2) Ikon 5:01
3) Mira 7:57
4) Outside Gentiles 5:52
5) Door 8:24
6) Mainliner 4:56
7) Pop Sicle 10:29 (holy shit is this thing awesome)

download High Rise - Live (mediafire)