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cat #: GR136 LP/CD
Hello Everyone -
This is Mark filling on for the perpetually absent Jazzy Joe Romita.
Today marks the release of KOENJIHYAKKEI "Angherr Shisspa: Revisited", a very special resissue of KOENJIHYAKKEI's fourth album that SKiN GRAFT originally released back in 2005. This time it's being made available on LP / CD / Digital - and in an Ultimate Edition that brings together a Poster-Lyric sheet, a Colored Vinyl LP and the CD with Three Bonus Live tracks.
One of those bonus tracks - "Fettim Paillu (Live 2005)" - takes center stage in a rare live performance video that just premeired over at the Everything Is Noise website. The recording shows the line-up that recorded "Angherr Shisspa" at the peak of their powers.
At the time - Tatsuya Yoshida, Sakamoto Kengo and Keiko Komori were joined by vocalist Kyoko Yamamoto and keyboardist Miyako Kanazaw. For contrast, EIN is also hosting live videos of "Angherr Shisspa" and "Rattims Friezz" performed by the current line-up (sans Kei who joined the band on guitar just prior to the recording of last year's "Dhorimviskha" album). Those videos are just a few of the many songs found on the "Live At Koenji High" DVD, which is available HERE.
And to push our celebration just a few steps further, a gallery of rare photos of the 2005 line-up has been gathered together and can be found below.
Early coverage of "Angherr Shisspa: Revisted" has started coming in. Here are some samples...
"A dizzying labyrinth of a record that leads you on a twisting, turning journey without ever running into a dead end." - JOYZINE
"Tatsuya Yoshida and Zeuhl masters, Koenjihyakkei, will soon present an updated version of their classic “Angherr Shisspa” album and “Rattims Friezz (Live 2005)” emphatically proves the ability of the band to play their exacting music in a live setting. - PROGZILLA
"Performed with superhuman technique in confoundingly catchy, complex arrangements... Japan’s Post-Math Core, Avant Progressive band Koenjhyakkei will reissue their landmark fourth album “Angherr Shisspa” on vinyl, in a new compact disc edition with three bonus CD only tracks, and as a mailorder-only Ultimate Edition." - UNITE ASIA
"The band showcase their unusual approach to arrangement, song structure, rhythm, and melody to provide an intense and immersive extravanganza of a track, one that will lift the listener into otherworldly spheres." - EVERYTHING IS NOISE
"One of Zeuhl’s greatest artists!" - THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW
KOENJIHYAKKEI "Angherr Shisspa: Revisited" is now shipping and can be ordered at both the SKiN GRAFT Paypal Shop and the SKiN GRAFT Bandcamp Store. You'll find much more info on this release in our July 5th, 2019 update HERE.
AVAILABLE to ORDER at the
or the SKiN GRAFT Records BANDCAMP Store
"The Next World"
Compact Disc EP / Digital
updated: August 30th, 2019
- NOW UP FOR PRE-ORDERS -
Vinyl LP / MOD CD / Ultimate Edition / Digital
cat #: GR137CD/LP/Digital
ABOUT CHILD ABUSE:
"...keeping the "fuck you" spirit of punk rock alive, actualizing their very own genre defying, almost avant-garde psychosis .." - EXCLAIM!
"The math-y riffs and beats could sound clinical (the band cites composers Karlheinz Stockhausen and Charles Ives as influences ), but the sweat and grime it takes to execute them is wisely left intact. Let your pupils dilate and your brain liquefy… " - PITCHFORK
"New York's Child Abuse is a gloriously confrontational band, mixing the incoherent glugs of death metal, the dissonant meander of 12-tone composition, the atonal squonk of free-jazz, blasts of ucky noise, and a wet gob of old fashioned punk rock.” - VILLAGE VOICE
“The fits and starts and electronic buzzsaw effects are not unlike their labelmates HEALTH, and it lends the paradoxical appeal of being both grotesquely hardcore and liable for a Crystal Castles remix.” - POPMATTERS
“The Brooklyn noise mongers blew me away opening for The Flying Luttenbachers and their full-length delivers the same relentlessly technical, bruising wallop of their live show. Imagine a combination of Foetus, Whitehouse and The Locust, and you will have a pretty vivid sense of the aural beating you're in for.” - BIG TAKEOVER
ABOUT THE NAME:
"Oran Canfield (musician, author and son of Jack Canfield of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series - which has more than 500 million copies in print in over 40 languages) writes that his birth in 1974 was presided over by 10 Buddhist monks who chanted throughout the 72-hour delivery. His parents, Timothy Leary-types who ran a holistic health centre in Massachusetts, dined on the placenta. As Canfield describes in his memoir of growing up in a dysfunctional family, he was cared for by "a community of weird therapists, early self-help freaks and drug-experimenting hippies" for the first year of his life... - THE GUARDIAN
"Child Abuse? Well, what monster is in favor of that? Some victims of it will recoil at the phrase; others can deal with it just fine. The band Child Abuse has been around for a decade and plays a noisy, jazzy brand of metal. They’re not a bunch of juvenile fools, but rather a serious group who feature Tim Dahl, a member also of Lydia Lunch Retrovirus. The thing is, provocative, puerile names have for decades inhabited punk and other styles of rock, as well as hiphop. And those of dainty sensibilities should probably never venture into extreme metal, where monikers like Anal Cunt, Goatwhore, and Napalm Death reign. These names usually serve as blatant code for a certain type of person who fancies him/herself a nonconformist, a connoisseur of shock...” - THE STRANGER
"When we started, Oran was playing a real small drum set and I was playing this crappy Casio keyboard, which I’m still playing, and it seemed really descriptive. It was like this real brutal children’s music. I don’t think we realized the weight behind the name in terms of the varying responses we have gotten,” he says. “But there’s no escaping it now. It would be a cop-out if we changed the name.” - THE WASHINGTON POST
4"x4" VINYL MAGNET
In their 15 years of existence, CHILD ABUSE have become much more than a jarring name. The NY trio has fused elements of Noise, Death Metal, Free Jazz, Modern Classical and Grind (among other things) into something entirely their own, all the while becoming one of the most innovative, and polarizing bands in New York. ”Imaginary Enemy”, the band's 4th full-length album, expands on their forays into previously uncharted musical territory, while remaining true to their unmistakable sound.
HIGHLIGHTS / SELLING POINTS:
CHILD ABUSE is bassist / vocalist Tim Dahl (renowned for his work with the likes of Lydia Lunch, The Flying Luttenbachers, Eugene Chadbourne and Tatsuya Yoshida), multi-instrumentalist Eric Lau, drummer / author Oran Canfield (whose Memoire: “Long Past Stopping ” was released by Harper Collins) - plus guest vocalist Eric Paul (of Psychic Graveyard / Arab On Radar).
Cover art by Albert Oehlen / “The foremost painter of the era." - The NEW YORKER
Ultimate Edition includes a 4 x 4 inch square High Gloss Vinyl Magnet insert bundled with the MOD Compact Disc and Vinyl LP.
CHILD ABUSE have recently performed in both North and South America and will begin their support of “Imaginary Enemy” with a European tour.
CHILD ABUSE "Imaginary Enemy" will be released on October 18th, 2019 and is now available to pre-order at the SKiN GRAFT Paypal Shop and the SKiN GRAFT Bandcamp Store.
Note / Hint: Physical (LP and CD) orders placed at the shops above may ship out a bit earlier than the official release date.
Orders placed at Bandcamp include a digital download.
For more details, check out the PDF one-sheet above.
updated: August 16th, 2019
NOW AVAILABLE AT BANDCAMP:
PSYCHIC GRAVEYARD: EAST COAST
8/22 Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
8/23 Youngstown, OH @ Western Bowl
8/24 Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall
8/25 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Lounge
8/26 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus Lounge
w/ The Flying Luttenbachers
10/18 Providence, RI @ AS220
10/19 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw w/ Oh Sees
10/20 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
"The NEXT WORLD" AVAILABLE to ORDER at the
or the SKiN GRAFT Records BANDCAMP Store.
MORE DETAILS BELOW!
updated: July 19th, 2019