Nisennenmondai – Destination Tokyo
If you’re in the mood for something trippy, edgy and experimental in a lo-fi way, then you’d do worse than give this record a spin. For some reason putting me in mind of Organisation’s one and only LP, (albeit considerably speeded up), Destination Tokyo has an early seventies experimentalist side to it that is never fully shaken off.
It’s a very industrious and determined record, and whilst listening to Souzousuru Neji you could, (if you so wished), draw a visual parallel with one of those nature documentaries on ants; (you know the ones, showing – via a speeded up film - the process of worker ants building a mound). The “Ruckzuck vibe” continues through tracks like Disco and Mirrorball; especially the later what with the flute & Rother-style guitar… Miraabouru is a slight – indeed only divertissement, featuring as it does some squeaky voices.
Bloody minded, but enjoyable nevertheless.
Words: Richard Foster