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Fuzzy Sun on Hiatus

Everything needs a break and so does Fuzzy Sun. I started this website a couple of years back for fun and with a passion for psychedelic rock and noiserock and in these years I discovered so much awesome music, bands and people. But life is kinda busy and it was getting difficult to combine Fuzzy Sun with normal life so I decided it is a time for a break. When will i start again? In six months? In a year? in 50? Don’t know yet.

Anyhow, it was fun. I will keep this website on air for now and ofcourse I can’t end without another list and ofcourse it is a list with my favourite noiserock and psychedelic rock. For the lazy fucks out there I put everything in a Spotify List too. So here goes, a list with the stuff i liked most since I started Fuzzy Sun.

Gnod

Gnod has released quite a lot of music, experimental stuff, weirdo music and electronic stuff but what blow me completeley away was their noiserockalbum ‘Chapel Perilious’. Favourite track: ‘Donovan’s Daughters’. They are also in the middle of releasing a new album ‘La Mort Du Sense’ which i will paste here too because Gnod rules.

Tonstartssbandht

‘Sorcerer’ may well be one of my most listened psych albums. There is so much magic in their music, it is refreshing and original. They are in my duo list too. The brothers are working on a new album and have the first track out. I will paste this one here too.

Favourite track: Breathe

Daughters

Well, this album is extremely amazing and I don’t think anyone would argue that.

Favourite track: Ocean Song

Xiu Xiu

A very weird band with albums that vary a lot, always experimental and weird. Favourite track: ‘Wondering’

Beak

Ofcourse Beak> has to be on this. Trippy kraut music with a lot of layers. Favourite track: ‘When We Fall’.

Qujaku

And here is my favourite Japanese band! I saw Qujaku live once and was completely blown away by their mix of noise, doom and heavy psych. Favourite track: ‘Kagamie’

You can find Qujaku on The Cosmic Side of Japan.

Prana Crafter

you can just visualize the nutare and the beauty when listening to Prana Crafter. ‘Enter The Stream’ is, I believe, the only album with vocals and it is stunning. Favourite track: ‘Enter The Stream’

Girl Band

If you talk about experimental and loud music then you talk about Girl Band, awesome and destructive, unsettling and wild. Favourite track: ‘Going Norway’.

Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様

There is going to be a lot of Japanese music on here and there is nothing you can do about it. Kikagaku Moyo is a collective of psych/kraut musicians that make chill and trippy music.

USA/MEXICO

If USA/Mexico would be a smell it would be smell of asphalt. You know its all wrong but the black gunk smells good.

Favourite track: ‘Matamoros’

All Them Witches

All Them Witches is a must for me, their bluesy psychedelic desert rock always hits me right in the feels.

Youff

Extremely chaotic noiserock from Ghent, Belgium.

Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt contains more caffeïne then 50 cups of espresso.

Osees

So much choice in which album I could share by the most famous psych band in the cosmos and I chose the weirdest album. Can’t help it.

Part Chimp

The return of the UK riff legends.

Black Shape

Riffs, Riffs and more riffs. 45 minutes long riffing with really cool lyrics and vocals.

ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE

Another Japanese band and one of the founding fathers of Japanese psych. Wityh a constant stream of new music it was difficult to make a choice but ‘Reverse Of Rebirth In Universe’ spoke to me the most.

Chat Pile

‘Remove Your Skin’ is both brutal and destructive, it is unique in its own way. it is evil. If you want to be a hipster it is good to recommend this to friends.

Locean

‘Top Ten Zen Meditations’ is weird new wave experimental psych stuff. No idea what it is but its damn cool.

Thank

I can’t sit still while listening to this, but I can’t dance either, I jsut stand weirdly in the room.

Naujawanan Baidar

Traditional Afghan sounds mixed with modern psych.

Dirty Junk

wild and crazy, ridiculously heavy.

Favourite track: “Hatchu”

France

Repetitive and highly psychedelic. To completely trip away and never to turn back.

The Armed

The ever mysterious band The Armed delivered something spectacular with their new album ‘Ultrapop’.

Moon Pussy

There is a certain groove to the noiserock of Moon Pussy. Its goddamn catchy noiserock.

Mong Tong

Two brothers sampling weird sounds through traditional Taiwanese music. gorgeous stuff.

Blom

Relentless and Intense. one of my favourite UK bands

Lilac

And extremely powerful debut album by these noisepunkers.

Alex Maas

Alex, vocalist for The Black Angels, made a solo album full of psychelic folk.

Shifting

Truly exceptional noiserock from Dublin

Population II

funky and trippy psych by the Montreal band Population II.

SLANT

In your face hardcore punk from this South Korean band.

REPTOID

.ONE MAN NOISEROCK DEITY.

Tropical Fuck Storm

TFS makes really good garage/psych stuff and they are on my Australian list.

BIG|BRAVE (+BIG|BRAVE with The Body)

The vocals are spectacular, both on their EP ‘Vital’ as the more drone/folk album with The Body.

Modern Technology

Another duo, these two probably went studying in The School of the Distorted Riff.

Metz

No noiserock list without Metz.

Pink Room

Nasty, Belgian rocknnoise. In your face garagetrash. Wild Unfermented Punk.

White Suns

There is a big difference between noise and noiserock and White Suns is one of the few that can shift with ease between these two genres. ‘the lower way’ is epic.

Gaffa Bandana

 Gaffa Bandana is the duo Gill Dread (Bruxa Maria) and Jennie Howell (SO3EK, Sleeping Creatures, Gorse. Expect extremely heavy riff fueled noiserock.

Dusty Mush

Experimental psych and fuzz at its best by the French Dusty Mush.

Alexis Marshall

Alexis Marshall (Daughters) released his own solo album ‘House of Lull. House of When’. And it is a poetic mix of industrial, spoken word and experimentalism.

Pure Adult

A powerfull and experimental noiserock and punk band.

Amyl and the Sniffer

‘Comfort To Me’ is the best punk album of 2021. easy.

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Kawabata Makoto – A short guide part II

Since I started with Fuzzy Sun I slowly tumbled into this neverending hole that is Japanese psych and noise. I made list with a huge load of Japanese bands called ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’ and I tried to make some sort of guide through the releases of Acid Mothers Temple and its offshoots (wich was really difficult). Kawabata Makoto (speedguru) plays a big role in this whole scene, he is a founding member of Acid Mothers Temple and played in a lot of bands. And since 1978 Kawabata has been releasing albums under different names. You can expect everything on the psychedelic spectrum.

I did a first post a while ago but Kawabata has been updating his bandcamp page since then with an incredible amount of music, so here goes part II

MAHIKARI 魔光

So i wanted to start with this one because its my favourite release of Part II. Mahikari is Yamamoto Seiichi (Boredoms) and Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple) with Stoo Odom (ex.Thin White Rope, The Graves Brothers Deluxe) and Marco Villalobos (The Graves Brothers Deluxe, ex.Noel Redding). Lots of heavy psych and experimentalism. released somwhere 2009. Yes Baby

Mani Neumeier & Kawabata Makoto

his is a duo recording by the legendary krautrock group Guru Guru’s founder member and drummer Mani Neumeier and Acid Mothers Temple’s founder member and guitarist Kawabata Makoto in 2008.

Toho Sara

for the fan of the weird experimental music, here is Toho Sara which is Kawabata Makoto and
Nanjo Asahito.

Kawabata Makoto 河端一

This is the live recording of solo gig at Smith Memorial Hall in Hikone on December 2013 and it is a very trippy one.

Human Shower ヒューマンシャワー

Ok, brace yourselves, this is full weirdo noise by Kawabata and Satoshima Nani. Best track: Hera Hera.

つるばみ Tsurubami

trippy psychedelic guitar work by Kawabata Makoto, Higashi Hiroshi, Emi Nobuko. This was their third album.

Eros Errors

Kawabata Makoto and Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen) though, Satoshima Nani joined in 2021. Some really trippy stuff.

Acid Maso Temple

Acid Maso Temple is a special unit by Yamazaki Maso (Masonna), the female drummer Sakamoto Aiko, the founder member of Acid Mothers Temple Suhara Keiko and Kawabata Makoto.

GODMAN

Formed in 2005 by Kawabata Makoto (Acid Mothers Temple), Higashi Hiroshi, Miyashita Keiichi (Mandog), Enomoto Takayuki, and Watanabe Yasuyuki.

https://acidmother.exblog.jp/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4ceM1ygPEMWu3_-2-d83w?view_as=subscriber

https://www.facebook.com/makoto.kawabata.148

http://acidmothers.com/

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Update 5: The Cosmic Side Of Japan

Now and then I give you an update n the evergrowing list ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’ wich is filled with heavy psych, japanoise and noiserock from, guess it or not, Japan. This is Update number 5. Tune in and if you have not checked out the immense full list, then do it HERE.

Musica Transonic

The Black Editions release remixed and remastered by Asahito Nanjo
Vinyl Mastering by JJ Golden, Golden Mastering. Musica Transonic (Asahito Nanjo, Makoto Kawabata, Yoshida Tatsuya) released this in 1995 on P.S.F. Records.

Mienkakunaru

Mike Vest (wich playes in a lot of bands like Blown Out, Melting Hand, 11Paranoias,..), Junzo Suzuki (20 Guilders, Astral Travelling Unity, a lot of solo work and a lot of collabs) and Dave Sneddon are Mienkakunare and you can buy their new album on bandcamp and check out the 17 minute first song.

Fuji

Fuji are Mik Quantius, Bart De Paepe, Louise Frères, Warre Fungus and Junzo Suzuki. in November 2018, they did their first time touring around Belgium/Nederland with Junzo and legendary Mil Quantius of Embryo. this recording is the Document of their Complete Show at Barley in Brussels.

Angel’in Heavy Syrup

This is gorgeous psychedelic rock from this Osaka band that started in 1990. They made four albums and a best of and afterwards fallen into indefinite hiatus status it seems.

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Kawabata Makoto – A short guide part I

Since I started with Fuzzy Sun I slowly tumbled into this neverending hole that is Japanese psych and noise. I made list with a huge load of Japanese bands called ‘The Cosmic Side of Japan’ and I tried to make some sort of guide through the releases of Acid Mothers Temple and its offshoots (wich was really difficult). Kawabata Makoto (speedguru) plays a big role in this whole scene, he is a founding member of Acid Mothers Temple and played in a lot of bands. And since 1978 Kawabata has been releasing albums under different names. You can expect everything on the psychedelic spectrum. In this post I want to highlight a couple of albums, not all of them because it is just too much to grasp.

Kawabata Makoto: That Awaking : Good​-​bye Me

This is one of the latest studio releases, out since May 2020. Two tracks over half an hour and they are quite exceptionnal. In these Kawabato gives us epic guitarwork over a psychedelic ambient atmosphere.

Nishinihon 西日本: If You Smell What Art Rock is Cookin! アートロックの新鋭

Nishinihon is Tsuyama Atsushi (vocals, electric bass, acoustic guitar),
Ichiraku Yoshimitsu (drums, percussion) and Kawabata Makoto (electric guitar) and this my be my favourite band in this whole post. Nishinihon is wilder and very powerful. Recorded in 1999.

Kawabata Makoto: Mizu Naranu Ao Ni Sae 水ならぬ青にさへ

The original CDR (limited 100) released from Acid Mothers Temple on Jan 1998. This release is filled with guitarnoise but still has an out of this world calming vibe to it.

Kawabata Makoto & The Mothers of Invasion: Hot Rattlesnakes

Mothers of Invasion is Kawabata on guitars, Tsuyama Atsushi on bass and
Ichiraku Yoshimitsu on drums. This spacey stuff was recorded it in London during the Acid Mothers Temple UK tour 2001.

Kawabata Makoto: Your Voice From The Moon

This release is also quite interesting because it let us hear Kawabata on  Electric Comp Synthesizer model-101 and it makes me even more sure he is not from earth.

NANI∞GURU: VOVIVIZM episode 1​.​5 (Remastered)

The original cassette tape was released by Swap Meat Records for NANI∞GURU’s European tour 2019. NANI∞GURU guitarist Kawabata Makoto and drummer Satoshima Nani from Acid Mothers Temple. This release is uptempo filled with guitar solos and is more easy to listen to.

PIkacyu-Makoto 光宙★魔呼斗: Live & Rare

This is PIKA from Osaka primitive wild girls duo Afrirampo and Makoto Kawabata. This release has two live versions and two special tracks.

PIkacyu-Makoto 光宙★魔呼斗: OM Sweet Home : We Are Shining Stars From Darklside

I like this duo very much, they have made some really great released together and this one is a really good one. Originally released in 2011.

Zoffy: Not “Very Very Famous Songs” vol​.​1

Formed by Tsuyama Atsushi (Psyche Bugyo, Omoide Hatoba, ex.Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.) and Kawabata Makoto in 1998. Zoffy is well known as playing innovative comical covers of famous songs, but they also play improvised fake trad. & folk music too.

Kawabata Makoto: Yuga Hiku

Yuga Hiku was recorded in 1993 is highly hypnotic filled with weird sounds all made by Kawabata.

AFRIMAKOTO あふりマコト: AFRIMAKOTO

Afrimakoto is Oni and Pika from Afrirampo and Kawabato. This is the latest studio recording session on 14th September 2020. Everything is completely improvised and is a real fun listen!

https://acidmother.exblog.jp/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCB4ceM1ygPEMWu3_-2-d83w?view_as=subscriber

https://www.facebook.com/makoto.kawabata.148

http://acidmothers.com/

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listen to some Space Streakings

Do you like your music pretty weird, do you like your guitarmusic a bit wacko and chaotic then you will like SPace Streakings for sure. Two out of print singles are digitally available together with a densely illustrated 18-page PDF comic book that reproduces the original 7″ and comic book set packaging. Recorded in 1993 by ZENI GEVA’s K.K. Null and remastered in 2020, both tracks are exclusive to this release.

Where else would this be released then on the great Skin Graft label ofcourse. Tune in for some absolute Japanese crazyiness and if you are hungry for more check out my Japanese list – The Cosmic Side of Japan -.

https://www.facebook.com/SkinGraftRecords/