Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Vastieu Ramen - Tongue Night (Bonbon Bruises, 2009)

Vastieu Ramen - Side B (The Guy Who Cut Himself In The Neck 3 Times In Brazil / Moron / Telepathy / Dummy / Ajinomoto Marina / Kanebou Mogu / Tongue Night / Gryptodon)

This Tetsunori Tawaraya guy is pretty active. In addition to Vastieu Ramen, his solo project, there's 2up (with Keiichi Nakano) and Dmonstrations (with Nick Barnett and Aaron Wade). Not to mention all of the graphic design and art he makes. I have no idea if his newest tape Tongue Night on Bonbon Bruises is anything like anything else he does but I do know one thing. There's only one place that can be the home of something this utterly fucked up. Yup. Japan.

Tongue Night is absolute insanity. I'm talking the kind of insanity like a mad chemist in his bubbling luh-bor-a-tory who just drank a potion that turned him into a screeching werewolf who's sole desire is to make the most ungodly blistering noise. The kind of insanity you catch a glimpse of in a dark alley of some half humanly creatures making music from shredded electrical wires and smelly dumpsters. Only Japan. Obviously.

This shit is spastic and chaotic, frantic and frenetic, and 100% nonsensical awesomeness. I don't think I've ever heard fake free jazz freak folk noise before but I'm sure this is the best of it's kind. If Tetsunori is a totally normal down to earth guy, then I feel like I don't know anything anymore. He just has to be the craziest motherfucker in the world because that's the only way Tongue Night could ever get made.

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