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Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: II
Format: LP
Label: Black Editions
Country: USA
Price: $24.00
"Black Editions present a reissue of High Rises II, originally released in 1986. High Rise exploded onto Tokyos underground music scene with the roar and reckless abandon of a motorcycle accelerating headlong into a dead mans curve. Born from the explosive chemistry of bassist/vocalist Asahito Nanjo and frenetic guitarist Munehiro Narita, the band blazed a wild new stream of psychedelic guitar music. Their second album is a defining document of the band and unquestionably one of the greatest albums to emerge from 20th century underground Japan and beyond. With Nanjos distorted thunder bass and Naritas wildly narrative lead guitar playing, II is a non-stop tour de force of improvised rock music. Combining elements of garage rock, punk, and no wave, the band pushed all levels fully in-the-red and transcended the limits of rock and psychedelia to create a raw, unique expansion of the music. Black Editions present High Rises II, newly mixed and mastered by Asahito Nanjo in what the band states is the definitive version of their most quintessential recording. This new edition restores the original vinyl versions textured black and silver artwork. Housed in heavy Stoughton tip-on jacket. Pressed onto high quality vinyl by RTI." - Black Editions.

Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: Desperado
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Long awaited sixth album for PSF (following the epics II, Dispersion, Live, and Disallow) by this time-honored post-motor-city rave up clan, featuring Nanjo Asahito on bass/vox, Munehiro Narita on motor-cycle-guitar? and Shoji Hano on drums. Phrases like in the red or amped-up dont even begin to relate present levels of near-fatal voltage abuse. Contains some off-kilter exploratory cuts that dont veer too far from paths cut by sister ensemble Musica Transonic, which I suppose could be determined as a new direction. Still, a ridiculous display of caffeine/sugar energy converted into audible wavelengths by Tokyos premiere baff-rock scuzz-manics." - Hrvatski.

Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: Disallow
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Fourth High Rise CD (fifth album overall) and first studio production in quite some time. Utterly massive trio psychedelic heavy rock. With new (and amazing) drummer Pill, the guitar/bass duo of Nanjo & Narita blast the spheres like nobody else, in a seemingly more complex manner, but just as pure in their pursuit of the deeply submerged." - FE.
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Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: Dispersion
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Third album. Studio recordings of severe-grunge extendo guitar anthems in a most identifiable style. Original Japanese CD edition, US edition on Squealer seems to be defunct..." - FE.
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Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: II
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Reissue of the 2nd High Rise LP, with 2 bonus tracks. Ultimate all-in-the-red distortion-psych monster. Blew away the few who heard it on first release in the mid 80s and continues to convert people along the way. Original Japanese CD edition, US edition on Squealer seems to be defunct..." - FE.
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Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: Live
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"Trio heavy fuzz blasts of near speaker blowing proportions. Their third CD (fourth album overall) and possibly their most flat out insane. Original Japanese CD edition, US edition on Squealer seems to be defunct... " - FE.
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Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: Psychedelic Speed Freaks Live 1986
Format: DVD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $26.00
"First DVD by the kings of speed garage psychedelia, High Rise! Recorded live in Osaka in 1986, around the time of their second album by the all-time classic line-up of Nanjo (bass, vocals), Narita (guitar) and Ujiie (drums). Suitably grainy and colour-saturated visuals capture the group laying down their staggering brand of intense garage-psych with Naritas guitar ripping weird, devastating solo holes in the songs, and Ujiie and Nanjo laying down that exhilarating sense of reckless acceleration. Still some of the most effective rock qua rock ever recorded. Just unbelievable. Six tracks, 25 minutes." - Alan Cummings. Stereo, 4:3, NTSC region-free DVD.

Artist: HIGH RISE
Title: Psychobomb - US Tour 2000
Format: CD
Label: PSF
Country: Japan
Price: $21.00
"First live High Rise album on PSF since the still astounding peak of Live (PSFD-48). Seven tracks, fifty-two minutes. If theres anyone that doesnt already know, High Rise were where it all started. A group that boiled down improv, the hardest psych, the fastest punk into an injectable shot of accelerated adrenaline. The group were source of the first psychic rumbles to reach the West, indicating that something quite remarkable was happening in the Tokyo underground. Without High Rise there would have been no PSF (the acronym stands for Psychedelic Speed Freaks -- the groups early moniker and the title of their debut album), no Musica Transonic, no Mainliner... This latest release features the group live in New York and Seattle on their most recent US tour, before an adoring audience of speedfreak boneheads (maybe youll even hear yourself hollering louder or faster). Surprisingly, the trademark Nanjo production aesthetic has been toned down a notch, leaving the splattered acid genius and tonal control (!) of Naritas solos the most evident theyve ever been. Nanjo and ex-White Heaven drummer Koji Shimura are as poundingly heavy a rhythm section as you could wish for. But its the guitar where it is at: theres still nothing quite like Narita kicking open the throttle and tearing into a manic solo, leaving shit-eating grins to eat dust in his wake..." - Alan Cummings.

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