• mask of the imperial family The Mask of the Imperial Family (LP, £36.75) due 24-11-2017

    label: important

    "Both profound and profoundly jaw dropping, the esoteric moves of this massively rare and insanely obscure 300 copy Japanese marvel have until now remained the sole preserve of a handful of heavyweight collectors. It's time to let the cat out of the bag on this one. The dankly cavernous and unsettling acid manoeuvres of Dome circa their first three LPs (though absent vocals) are the nearest antecedent I can summon for the principal thrust of the sound here. So too, there's a ritualistic dimension to this stuff thats also a bit suggestive of something like Vasilisk or The Hybryds, though the arcane initiatory atmosphere here is far more penetrating that anything I've heard either of those two muster. Combine that with a Johan Hedran-like overlay of wafting, heat-warped systemic electronics and your at least in the general neighbourhood, but these are only indicators pointing toward the occult sonic universe that The Mask Of The Imperial Family are enacting..." Mutant Sounds. 1/Untitled 1 2/Untitled 2 3/Untitled 3 4/Untitled 4 5/Untitled 5 6/Untitled 6


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