Monday, September 26, 2011

High Rise Live March 15 2000 Khyber Pass, Philadelphia

Been on a crazy High Rise kick lately for some reason. Sometimes nothing clears the brain like Narita's riff from "Ikon." Anyways, this one is from their only visit to the Khyber Pass as far as I can tell. I honestly don't remember that much of the show, just that they were loud as fuck and awesome and the Major Stars opened up. And that Nanjo had to put on his shades before he would pose for pics with us. It was the day before my birthday so I blame that for my hazy memory.

I am not sure who recorded this, etc. Kinda sounds like a soundboard. I traded for this not long after the actual show, but I see that it was also available on the High Rise Psychedelic Atmosphere Beatnik Tour 2000 CDR box set. Be sure to check out the awesome and informative Bleak Bliss blog, lots of High Rise, La Musica and more. I am not sure if the track list/recording is exactly the same as that found on the box set. The band at this time was Asahito Nanjo on bass and vocals, Munehiro Narita on guitar and Shimura Koji on drums.

Not sure what the exact track list is either, but here you go. I did these in FLAC format (3 parts) as it is a live recording and sounds pretty killer.

High Rise March 15 2000 Khyber Pass, Philadelphia Part One

Part 2

Part 3

1. Induced Depression
2. Ikon
3. Disallow
4. Psychedelic Speed Freaks
5. ?
6. ?
7. Right On (part 1)
8. Right On (part 2)
9. crowd noise
10. ?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Doodles - Disc One (PLDR-2001)

Caught a great set the other night from Kawaguchi Masami's New Rock Syndicate at the Empty Space (Sept 14 2011) and picked up some CDrs after a nice brainwash. Two of 'em were on the Purifiva label and it jogged my memory about this awesome slice of pop psych, also on Purifiva. I don't know much about Doodles, but this is their first CD(r) and they wound up putting out a few more as well as having two songs on the landmark Night Gallery compilation on Alchemy Records. I know that Mischishita from LSD March was in the band in a later incarnation (or something), and the drummer on this release wound up playing with New Rock Syndicate as well as on that LSD Pond double CD on Archive.

Six songs of strummy psych with off key vocals and great guitar breaks. Gotta admit, it reminds a bit of 90s Philly's O Mighty Isis. Recorded live and in studio, released in 2001 I think? A CDr in a jewel case with color copy sleeves. I am sure I snagged this from Eclipse Records back around then. While not quite as intricate and deep as Angel N Heavy Syrup (who I am sure the description name checked), this is a cool batch of femme voiced Japanese basement psych pop kloud wrap. Enjoy!

Doodles - Disc One (Purifiva, PLDR-2001)