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|riot season (uk) #repose 36 cd|
mainliner “revelation space” compact disc
- revelation space (11:31)
- taitan (5:27)
- d.d.d. (2:05)
- the dispossessed (9:28)
- new sun (20:29)
|may 2013 release ; ... the 1996/97 one-two punch of “mellow out” & “psychedelic polyhedron” of high rise’s nanjo asahito, acid mothers temple’s makoto kawabata, and white heaven / miminokoto’s koji shimura’s mainliner showed the whole “tokyo flashback” scene at its absolute peak w/r/t pure reckless guitar-psych abandon ...|
... reuniting for the first time since 2001’s “imaginative plain” (and for the first time w/o nanjo’s pulverizing bass & vocals, replaced here by the no less desctructive kawabe taigen) the band kick up a shit-storm of absolutely melted guitar flare-outs (listen to the first few minutes of the sound-sample for one of the most inwardly flayed displays of amp sizzle on record) reminding all of us how damn good this band was in their prime, and how damn good they continue to be ...
|riot season press release...|
kawabata makoto's mainliner 'revelation space'
catalogue # reposecd036
label: riot season
kawabata makoto : guitar
kawabe taigen : bass, voice
shimura koji : drums
one of the most celebrated japanese underground bands have returned! it may have taken over 12 years, but kawabata makoto, guitar guru and head honcho in acid mothers temple, has finally decided to get his celebrated 'psychedelic solid free attack group' back together. joining original mainliner members kawabata makoto (motorpsycho guitar) and koji shimura (drums) is new recruit kawabe taigen (bass/vocals) and the trio still kick up one hell of a sonic racket.
confusion surrounds the exact details of the recording, but they seem to date from december 2011, and from kawabata's mountain top temple studio-cum-home. the man himself, as always, is shying away from sharing too many of the magick details about the mainliner rebirth. and the stark, minimal white with gold sleeve keeps the mystery intact, apart from the grainy band photo on the rear.
all said, 'revelation space', is a comeback statement of intent. and it's firmly in the same 'in the red / raw' camp as the original trio's classic 'mellow out'. from the initial speaker shaking feedback burst of opener 'revelation space', right through to the closing 20-minute epic 'new sun' (which showcases taigen's otherworldly howl perfectly) there is no let up in the brutal delivery.
this will no doubt delight those mainliner diehards who never thought they'd see the day again, and all those with a love of over the top guitar howls and punishing feedback levels, but always under pinned by some righteous grooves.