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Flowers in Concrete -Side International-

by V.A.

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    physical copies of the "Flowers In Concrete" compilation 2xCD

    DISC 1: Side International
    Aaron Dilloway/Being/Daniel Menche/Fecalove/Kiran Arora/Lasse Marhaung/Leah P/Matmos/Purgist/Shredded Nerve/SICKNESS/Torturing Nurse/Unsustainable Social Condition/VOMIR

    DISC 2: Side Japan
    BLACKPHONE666/GC SKULL ELECTRONICS/Government Alpha/Kazuma Kubota/Kazumoto Endo/LIKE WEEDS/Linekraft/P.I.G.S./PAINJERK Wracked and Ruined/scum/shikaku/T.Mikawa & John Wiese/Wolf Creek

    CD mastering: Nobuki Nishiyama
    Artworks/design: Kyosuke Terada (Huh)
    Liner note by William Bennett / Translated by Yvko Under


    "FLOWERS IN CONCRETE" - (COMPILATION FOR SOUP) double compact disc release

    Ochiai Soup is much more than a live venue. It is true enigma of safe haven for sound from all over the world to find comfort, pulverizing solace and focus. To those dreaming of playback reproduction accuracy and perfect dynamic range, it is "heaven on earth" to say the least. I have personally experienced this bliss and stress that this is the time like no other when we must rise up together in support of such a priceless institution such as Soup.

    "Flowers in concrete" (a compilation for Soup) is an astounding, exclusive collection of customized compositions from Japan and international based artists that have come together to do what is right : HELP THIS PRICELESS VENUE !

    Disc One (Side International) immediately blindsides with 14 stunning pieces. A variety of sonic approaches which NEED TO BE EXPEIENCED to be believed ! Standouts include BEING (my personal favorite), AARON DILLOWAY, SICKNESS, PURGIST and DANIEL MENCHE however ALL the artists on the first disc offer their own tailor made visions of challenging audio assembly. Exemplary work here by all and highly recommended listening. You can sense everyone took their time strategically and explored their own capabilities !

    Disc Two (Side Japan) truly goes for "the creative and imaginative throat" with the most "next level" spectrum sound dynamics artist to artist. The BLACKPHONE666 and GC SKULL ELECTRONICS selections are utterly mind-blowing power. Each of these artists has truly defined themselves beyond description and the gradual maturity of each is critically evident. Top notch material also by GOVERNMENT ALPHA, KAZUMA KUBOTA, KAZUMOTO ENDO, LIKE WEEDS, PAIN JERK, LINEKRAFT, and the phenomenal SCUM really keep things colorized and transcending texturally and with pleasurable agonizing force ! Additional standout Wolf Creek just terrorizes the listener with their closing piece "Feeling of Imperative Stimmen". Excellent vision and attack to be sure. Easily one of THE BEST sound documents I have heard in many, many years !

    To be sure, this could become a "book" if I were to discuss in detail all of the contributors here and go into their deep histories as artists and performers but the final word is HELP. HELP for Soup !
    This is a massive undertaking of a release and every track within it is a potent "elixir" of individual, untainted expression.

    Let us all see the light at the end of the tunnel. HELP SOUP. BUY THIS INCREDIBLE RELEASE AND SET YOUR MIND ON FIRE.

    WOOD/BASTARD NOISE October 31st, 2020


    "Flowers in concrete"は、“この貴重なベニューを救わねば” という信念で動いた日本と海外在住のアーティストたちからなる、前代未聞のここでしか実現しないラインナップだ。

    ディスク1(サイド・インターナショナル)の14曲の傑作トラック群に、君はすぐさま“こう来るか” と不意を突かれるだろう。
    各組が音に対して異なるアプローチを取っているのを自分の耳でぜひ確認してほしい。BEING(私の個人的なお気に入り)、AARON DILLOWAY、SICKNESS、PURGISTそしてDANIEL MENCHEは中でも必聴だが、ディスク1の全員が、独自のヴィジョンを具現化した刺激的な音のカタマリを提供してくれている。全曲良質で、私は本気で聴取をオススメする。

    ディスク2(サイド・ジャパン)は、 各組のネクストレベル的多種多様な音の動態からして、“創造的で想像力に富んだ喉元”と表現できるだろう。BLACKPHONE666とGC SKULL ELECTRONICSには、脳が遠くまでぶっ飛ばされる。彼らは自分たちの音を説明不可能としているが、それぞれ成熟に向かっていることに疑いの余地はない。
    またGOVERNMENT ALPHA、KAZUMA KUBOTA、 KAZUMOTO ENDO、 LIKE WEEDS、 PAINJERK、 LINEKRAFT、そして爆進するSCUMによる至高のトラック群に関しては、音が愉快な苦悶の力でもって絶え間なく彩色され、質感の転化を遂げている!
    そしてスルーできないのがWolf Creek。アルバムの最後の曲 "Feeling of Imperative Stimmen" で聴取する者を恐怖に陥れる。恐るべきヴィジョンと攻めだ。


    トンネルの先の光を一緒に見ようではないか。HELP SOUP。このアルバムを買って、自分の心に火を放て。

    2020年10月31日 エリック・ウッド/BASTARD NOISE


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    OXEN Records/Skeleton Dust Records/Thousands of Dead Gods
    For delivery to Euro, please contact us: ochiaisoup@gmail.com

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released June 4, 2020

Mastered by STUDIO CHAOSK Inc.
Artwork: Kyosuke Terada (HUH)


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