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RUINS II

Ruins

Zeuhl


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4.00 | 3 ratings | 1 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1987

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Human Being (1:47)
2. Entropy (2:14)
3. Macarom Iyaike (1:28)
4. Pagoda (2:10)
5. Patiently (3:05)
6. Love (0:39)
7. Europe (4:22)
8. Birth Control (2:08)
9. Essential Logic (2:41)
10. Infinity (1:03)

Total Time 21:37


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Line-up / Musicians

- Kimoto Kazuyoshi / bass & vocals
- Tatsuya Yoshida / drums & vocals


Releases information

Vinyl EP: Transrecords TRANS 22 (Japan)

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RUINS Ruins II ratings distribution


4.00
(3 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(33%)
33%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (33%)
33%
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Review by siLLy puPPy
COLLABORATOR PSIKE & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars RUINS released their second EP a year after the first and doubled the length by upping the time length to over 20 minutes! They also changed up their sound quite a bit. This begins totally different as it has a mix of melodic bass lines that have a rather subdued effect although the drums are chomping at the bit for a major energy explosive release. After the short opening "Human Being" which belies their true nature, the appropriately titled "Entropy" unleashes the full RUINS effect with Kimoto Kazuyoshi abusing his bass and Tatsuya Yoshida going wild on his retrospective drum kit. Both men scream and holler like animals being violated in test labs and the mix of chaotic zeuhl rhythms and avant-punk chaotic dissonance destroy the musical landscape like a tsunami erasing entire coastal villages.

The main difference between the first EP and RUINS II is that this one has more moments of reflection and contrast in the form of straight forward melodic and rhythmic intros and snippets of sanity between the free-for-all noise rock meets avant-prog and zeuhl rhythms although they are short and to the point but at least recalibrate the listener's perception before taking the chaotic train to nowhere. The slower parts are much more in line with noise rock bands like Sonic Youth or The Jesus Lizard despite the wild and unhinged vocals but when the duo jump into the swirling eddies of brutal avant-prog they create a maelstrom of time sig tornadoes and unrelenting brutality that the listener finds difficult to believe that only two guys are creating. RUINS II is a step up from the debut in that it has more layers of sound, more diverse musical approaches and is slightly more accessible but still would be deemed extreme noise by the uninitiated who happened upon this.

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