Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bizarre and Fantasy

Acute is a contender for my favorite Japanese woman-fronted band since The Comes. Chairmaker sent me rips of this gorgeous 7" a while back, and I knew at once I would have to get a hardcopy. The band has somewhat "loungy" tendencies; I'm basing this mainly on the incredible layout, the flat notes on the more melodic vocals, and the otherwise out of place "outro." Be that as it may, 90% of this thing is runaway bullet train, blood sweat and mucus hardcore played fast and tight. If anyone knows where to get more material by this band, please comment before my ears bleed from looping these four songs.

Acute 7"

13 comments:

justin said...

Right from the start, blown away. Not to generalize but how the hell do the Japanese do it? ...and yet this is HIGHLY original...and infectious. Thanx for the rip Batguano-san.

The drunken hearted punk said...

There are two excellent non-7" tracks from Acute on the HG Fact comp "Life Conception" as well. This is all I know.

And thanks for the 7"!

I am uploading the comp now and will post it here when it's done.

The drunken hearted punk said...

Here.

http://www.mediafire.com/?mj5cp3uu03rz2z9

Anonymous said...

this doesn't do much for me after first listen. gonna give it a coupla more tries. er, i got a favor to ask - could you please repost suppression/cripple bastards split lp?
roman

Batguano said...

Justin, your comment pretty much summed up my feelings about this band. Enjoy, dude.

Drunken heart- Thanks so much for doing that! Any H:G Fact and/or Acute stuff is totally appreciated. I saw an Acute CD on a Japanese website, but hate shelling out that kind of shipping money. Anyway, thanks again.

Roman, no problem. I'll re-rip it this weekend because the old rips are of pretty crap quality. As far as Acute goes, well, maybe they're not for everybody. Thanks for giving 'em a try!

justin said...

Where did you find the hardcopy of this?

Batguano said...

Well, it was just dumb luck. There's a "used and rare" list that gets circulated by email now and again and it happened to be on one of them. Pretty great condition too.

nopatience said...

i've got a copy of this for sale at my webstore / distro under the 7"s section. check it out! - www.nopatience.org/store

Tabloid Poison said...

I've got their first CD from 2006 if you want it uploading? It's called 「へび女」on their myspace which translates as Snake Woman, or Hebi Onna in non-Kanji..

Batguano said...

Hey, Whatever you can do to help out would be much appreciated!

Tabloid Poison said...

Hsppy to help, just wanted to check you still were after stuff before uploading..

http://www.mediafire.com/?2pir11e38g0c170

Also included are Acute's 3 tracks from the Okazaki City Triangle Split Attack split CD. Both are easy enough to find from various Japanese distros, although if you're after the 2006 release you'll need to search for the Kanji title as nowhere seems to call it Hebi Onna.

Batguano said...

Man, you made my day. This is just too great! Thanks a million...

Anonymous said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGH!That was the sound of my mind being blasted out through my bowels through sheer bum-fingering joy at this fine slab of plastic. Maximum respect!