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Julian Cope gives HAIKAI NO KU vinyl debut double thumbs up!

Haikai noJulian Cope, Archdude of Essex, connaiseur of all things psychedelic and underground, over at Head Heritage expresses his sincere love for Sick on My Journey, the debut album of the trio Haikai No Ku.

Next up, take a listen to the sonic devastation of SICK ON MY JOURNEY by power trio Haikai no Ku, whose wall-of-noise and Titanic celebrations of Midrange are a joy to behold. Despite their fake Japanese name and scrupulous attention to overdubbing, this bunch is entirely itself, bearing all the Matamps-Thrown-Down-Elevator-Liftshafts sonic attack of Les Rallizes Dénudés, but without the supremely IQ-lessness of Mizutani’s cohorts – truly the Billy Talbots of the Underground. Indeed, although the Dutch record company Burning World claim that this band plays ‘Death Toll Blues’ in the vein of Mizutani’s finest and Kawabata’s Mainliner, please be aware that this is something of a red herring. For musically at least Haikai no Ku exhibit none of the pre-teen pedestrian Lümpenhippy Velvetsisms that Mizutani requires in order to clear his psychic custard (hell, this drummer sounds like he’s got a whole kit!), nor even any of the post-Blue Cheer, sub-High Rise wipe-outs of Kawabata Makoto’s transcendental Mainliner. But fear not, my kiddies, for instead, Haikai no Ku present us with their very own brand new trip AND it’s just as stupid and petulantly ramalaming as any of the aforemenched. So grab this slice of brown vinyl with its free CD and dig dig dig it! Stuperb debut LP, gentlemen!

The album is still available here. Or listen to the album on Bandcamp below.

 

HAIKAI NO KU Sick On My Journey vinyl + CD now available for pre-order

Haikai No Ku Sick On My Journey Sleeve

We just got word that the pressing of the Haikai No Ku album will be with us in 3 weeks. Now we know this we can put up the pre-order for this beast of an album wihich you can listen to in full down below on Bandcamp. If you buy the pre-order, we will send you a link with a code for the download thas goes with the album.

Sick on My Journey is the first ‘real’ album by Haikan No ku, the brainchild of Mike Vest from the mighty Bong, Sam Booth and Jerome Smith.

The band has been described as: ”Death Toll Blues” . Ear damaging psych heavily influenced by Japanese bands like Mainliner, Les Rallizes Denudes etc. Crashing drums and Bass lay down the framework for fiery guitar attacks to lash across peoples faces. Expect dirge, noise and astral planes.

And:

New Newcastle supergroup featuring Mike Vest (Drunk In Hell, Bong, Master Slave,Ramesses, Basillica, Obey, etc), Jerome Smith (Female Borstal) and Sam Booth (Fooot Hair, Obey). Phew! Haikai No Ku play some of the most morose, damaged blues psych we’ve heard in years: death-toll bass and crashing drums lead the way for a solitary guitar line obliterated by total psychedelic guitar scree. Songs start off as loose jams that slowly build up to utter brain-melting acid psychedelia. Early Ramleh gone deathrock?

Needless to say we are very excited about this release and can’t wait till the vinyl has come in. The release is limited to 300 copies, 100 on gold vinyl, 200 on black. All orders will include a cd of the album. Get your album in the BWR online shop.

HAIKAI NO KU to release Sick On My Journey album on Burning World Records

Haikai No Ku Sick On My Journey SleeveHaikai No Ku – the brainchild of Bong guitarist Mike Vest, Sam Booth and Jerome Smith – will release it’s first album on Burning World Records this august. The release will be available on cd, vinyl and digital.

The band has been described as: “Death Toll Blues” . Ear damaging psych heavily influenced by Japanese bands like Mainliner, Les Rallizes Denudes etc. Crashing drums and Bass lay down the framework for fiery guitar attacks to lash across peoples faces. Expect dirge, noise and astral planes.

And:

New Newcastle supergroup featuring Mike Vest (Drunk In Hell, Bong, Master Slave,Ramesses, Basillica, Obey, etc), Jerome Smith (Female Borstal) and Sam Booth (Fooot Hair, Obey). Phew! Haikai No Ku play some of the most morose, damaged blues psych we’ve heard in years: death-toll bass and crashing drums lead the way for a solitary guitar line obliterated by total psychedelic guitar scree. Songs start off as loose jams that slowly build up to utter brain-melting acid psychedelia. Early Ramleh gone deathrock?

Listen to the first track below on Bandcamp or check out more (live) stuff of the band on Soundcloud:

BURNING WORLD RECORDS sampler for Roadburn Festival 2013, shops temporary offline

Burning World Records is proud to present the Roadburn Festival 2013 samplerBurning World records sampler. All visitors of the festival will receive the sampler when they get in this Thursday.

This is the track listing of the sampler:

THE ANGELIC PROCESS – My Blood Still Whispers
CORRECTIONS HOUSE – Hoax The System
VATNETT VISKAR – Intention Oblivion
NIHILL – Fantoom
HAIKAI NO KU – Powder Flower
GNAW THEIR TONGUES – Death’s Embrace
BLACK MAGICIAN – Four Thieves Vinegar
CONAN – Grim Tormentor
MONOMYTH – Vanderwaalskrachten

You can listen to the sampler now at our Bandcamp page.

And next to that we have closed both our Discogs store and the Burning World Store till after Roadburn as the stock will go so fast there we can not keep the store updated. To limit the situations where customers have ordered records we don’t have anymore we have decided to close the shops till next Tuseday or Wednesday.