< Where The Spirits Are >
Holy Mountain/261283
(54 minutes) CD
released March 28, 2006

Where The Spirits

1 Vale of spirits
2 Your tears drop from the sky
3 Apparition no a moonless night
4 Black phantom
5 A rose bloomed

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Produce by Holy Mountain
Distriduted by Revolver USA
Special thanks to
Alan Cummings, Black Rose
Photos by Yosuke Kanekoo
Record at
Koenji U.F.O.Club (2005)
Ogikubo Velvet Sun (2005)

Suishou no Fune
Pirako Kurenai (guitar,vocal)
Kageo (guitar,vocal)
Tail (drums)

New album "Where The Spirits Are" of Suishou No Fune by label Holy Mountain of American San Francisco started sale now.
Suishou No Fune's excellent new album, "Where the Spirits Are," will also be in stores on March 28, 2006. They are yet another astonishing example of Tokyo's rich tradition of producing dark, avant-garde psychedelic rock groups.
(Holy Mountain San Francisco)

Formed in 1999 as a duo of female guitarist Pirako Kurenai and male guitarist Kageo, Suishou No Fune have been making some of the most charmingly chaotic dream music coming out of Japan. Their sound contains subcutaneous elements of no-wave energy mixed with psychedelic rock a la early Fushitsusha or Kousokuya. Other songs approach balladry with oddly beautiful twinned vocals and distorted guitars. They have performed around Tokyo with a list of people who could succinctly be described as everybody and were even invited to play Scotland's Weekend festival in 2005.
(Midheaven U.S.A)

Brand new album from the best post Fushitsusha/Rallizes underground rock group to chew Tokyo concrete in the past few years. Pirakofs fabulously wayward vocal gives the whole thing a dramatic edge of the void-style desperation, while the sublime octave-weighted fuzz moves of second guitarist Kageo are so uniformly on the money that you feel like you mustfve dreamt these solos in their entirety at least a buncha times. The addition of drums to the basic dual guitar set-up gives the whole thing a massive shot of forward momentum and the opening salvo is as great a blast of liberated rock form as you could possibly hope for. The downer ballads function to tip the whole picture further towards oblivion, with the somnambulant drug haze of Pirakofs guitar leading the whole group headfirst into new regions of breathless nada. Beautifully packaged in a textured dark blue sleeve, with shots of the duo looking exactly like yr favourite wasted bikers, this is the fucking TICKET youfve been looking for. Highly recommended.
(Volcanic Tongue U.K)

Suishou No Fune are a Japanese three-piece whose approach to rock is slowly to divest it of recognisable structure, peeling away at the formal qualities of rock and leaving its bloodied innards exposed. The live recordings on Where the Spirits Are offer snapshots of this process, opening with a blur of free rock movement on gVale of Spiritsh, which navigates its way into a rock song of sorts, over which Pirako Kurenaifs voice bobs and slides, her soprano wail cleaving through the calamitous scaffold constructed by Kageo on guitar and Tail on drums. When Suishou no Fune lose the drums, their songs slowly slip free of any moorings, with Kageo and Kurenaifs guitars blurring into a reverb-drenched, delay-soaked abstract machine. These more abstruse songs are indefinite, their internal workings shrouded and ghostly. Unsurprisingly, the group deal with supernatural and transitional states: check titles like gApparition on a moonless nighth and gBlack phantomh. Kurenaifs voice thus simultaneously becomes a manifestation of this encroaching dread/unease and torchlight in the distance. By the final track, gA rose bloomedh, the trio are reduced to a wilting, expired duo, the gorgeous, coal-black threnody slowly compelling itself to close.
(by Dusted Reviews Jon Dale)

Holy Mountain have released the band's first U.S. album, "Where the Spirits Are", and it's as fine a collection of sprawling, shadow-infused, eerily cathartic psychedelic rock as you could desire. The dual-guitar plus drums trio aren't in any hurry on these songs, which build ever so slowly from quiet hum to torrents of guitar and wailing vocals. If comparisons must be made, Suishou No Fune mine similar territory to Fushitsusha's calmest moments and Mono's slower elements. Guitarists Pirako and Kage play through multiple amps, but while loud they concentrate less on volume and more on texture, filling every moment with sound. Drummer Tail isn't present on every track, and when he is the drums help propel things but never take over.
(Mason Jones)
OngakuBlog - Music from Japan

Japan's most exciting new
underground psychedelic guitar group
Featured on PSF's recent Tokyo Flashback 5 comp and Durtro Jnana's 5xCD Not Alone benefit disc
For fans of Fushitsusha, Kousokuya and Les Rallizes Denudes

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