Nazoranai comprises three gentleman, three friends and three fans of each others creative output. the most painful time happens only once has it arrived already..? is the second release from Nazoranai, a power proposition made up of three sound/song heavyweights: Haino Keiji, Oren Ambarchi and Stephen O’Malley (no introductions necessary, intimidation checked in at the door). Recorded by Chris Fullard at CCSO, Birmingham 9th July 2013 ‘the most painful time…’ expands the trio’s devastating explorations of improvised rock based shapes.
the most painful time… expands the trio’s devastating explorations of improvised rock based shapes. The opening track you should look closely those shattered spells never attaining embodiment as prayer they are born here again hurtles the listener straight in the abyss with an epic 18 plus minutes off apocalyptic free rock. This is music on the threshold, a searing landscape where soaring guitars circle amongst a pounding minimal tribal rhythm. will not follow your hoax called history lurches out at the listener offering a hand as a guide for this invented netherworld. The multi limbed who is making the time rot documents our hosts in absolute freeform mode, wildly rummaging the remains of exploded structure. Finally the title track swings the pendulum back to earth in the guise of structure, base, rhythm and song. Hovering between annihilation and brutality the most painful time happens only once has it arrived already..? is a sonic sinkhole where the unrestrained improvised peaks are indelibly stamped with the unique traits deployed by these three titians of rock and experimentation. – Mark Harwood, August 2014
Keiji Haino (of Fushitsusha) is a big part of the history of the experimental music of Japan with work spanning free improvisation, rock, noise, singer-songwriter, psychedelia, minimalism and drone. Working mostly with guitar and vocals his performances are intensely cathartic sonic events. Stephen O’Malley is the guitarist and founder of numerous seminal groups including Sunn O))), Khanate and Burning Witch. Oren Ambarchi is a multi-instrumentalist performer working outside conventional approaches to instruments and structure. He has collaborated with the likes of Jim O’Rourke, Sunn O))), Charlemagne Palestine, John Tilbury.
When these three musicians come together as Nazoranai, they form a rich mix of unpredictable and explosive sounds, that are both thrilling and challenging.
よく 見るが良い ぶっ壊れた 呪い達を 決して 祈りに 成れないまま
you should look closely those shattered spells never attaining embodiment as prayer they are born here again
なぞらない お前達が でっちあげた歴史なぞ
will not follow your hoax called history
誰が 時間を 腐らせている
who is making the time rot
番痛い時は 度だけ それは もう 訪れているのかな…
the most painful time happens only once has it arrived already..?
Listen to an excerpt you should look closely those shattered spells… below:
Source: Rarely Unable
Photo Credit: Peter Davidson
Caligraphy by: Keiji Heino