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3 stars Maido, GUNJOGACRAYON dasu! (Hey everyone, here comes GUNJOGACRAYON!) ... by the way, where had their style 7 years before gone away?

This "Gunjogacrayon" (in Japan, re-released under the moniker of "2nd Album" via Disk Union) was firstly released in 1987, 7 years after their debut EP released. This 7-year interval should not be so short for them to alter their music style I feel. Not simply avantgarde this creation is, but pretty experimental and a bit like Krautrock, especially upon their complex polyrhythm and weird sound effects (listen to "Tekuru" or "Naguno" and you will get immersed in their mysterious psychedelia). Their is not enough heavy riffs nor deep inflation (we can a little hear some trace in the middle part of "Wadesu" or so), but flexible and slightly cataleptic footstep quakes mainly by the drums / percussion launcher.

Yuji's meaningless words with irritating tones and rhythmic senses could season their creation with Zeuhlish experimentalism. Mind you, we can hear no alteration upon their pleasure in playing everything, with such a quirky brilliancy of their messy soundscape (No toughness nor fuss can be found for example in "Reruto" or "Gadete", simple grooves). And their highlight "Ushimashi" can be considered as another Krautrock sample, filled with fuzzy electricity, bubbling circus, and loose jamming ... 17 minute is not so long for us, definitely. The last "Sesaitoburu" is a classic addictive one under noisy bubble bobble.

Not recommend as an authentic avantgarde-progressive but we can easily find weird experimentalism of Japanese psychedelic Krautrock in their second work.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |


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