Suzuki Junzo’s minimalist, languid and occasionally chaotic spin on acid blues and free psych themes are work worthy of reverence and 7 does little to dispel their soul-frazzling impact. The frenetic Guillotine For Meditational Feedback Loop scrapes away at the skin with torrents of distortion and fret-worrying as Takahashi Ikuro (LSD March) rattles off lithe, stuttering bursts of percussion, but this only serves to set up a sense of expectation, quickly torn down; what follows are displays of blooding melancholy (Koroshi-Mitsu Kurui-Mitsu), energized psych-noise (the fiercely kinetic A Certain Killer’s Key) and countrified bliss (The Moon of Montezuma). This is not only one of Junzo’s most immediate and unpredictable collections to date but it’s also an earnest record of his skill, songwriting finesse and soul. -David Bowes on ROCK-A=ROLLA MAGAZINE.
released November 5, 2014
Junzo Suzuki : Electric Guitar (all tracks), Vocal (2,3,4,6), Bass (2,6), Harmonium (5), Maracas (5)
Ikuro Takahashi : Drums (1,2,4,6)
Recorded at Black Snow Flake Sound in April/June 2014
Engineered and Mixed by Richard Horner
Drawings and Artwork by Miyuki Shimizu (liquidbiupil)
Artwork Direction by Iwao Yamazaki
All Songs Composed and Produced by Junzo Suzuki
also available on LP from Nod and Smile Records.