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Title: The Psychedelic Sounds of New Rock Syndicate
Format: LP
Label: 8MM
Country: Italy
Price: $27.00
"The new decade begins with a groovy explosion of sound and colors: Ladies and Gentlemen, here comes The New Rock Syndicate. Band leader Kawaguchi Masami is a veteran of the Tokyo underground scene, being former Miminokoto, Broomdusters and LSD March member, both seminal projects in the development of a certain way to make rock, looking back at the tradition with a new approach, open to psychedelia, noise and free improvisation. As it happens, Masamis activities soon became the object of a passionate cult among music lovers and record collectors. The Psychedelic Sounds of the New Rock Syndicate is the definitive statement of Masami as songwriter and ferocious guitar player, finding in Kikuchi Akira (bass), Kiyasu (drums) and Hasegawa Yohei (guitar on Dazzling Light and (Theme From) New Rock Syndicate) the perfect partners in crime for this unbelievable new studio work. The album opens with an almost sabbattesque anthem (Why) where a heavy riffage is accompanied by lamentous vocals; second piece (Affected Dance) is a deconstructed blues jam, with a touch of narcoleptic magic and simply beautiful. Side b is where the miracle actually happens: every single track is a banger, a compendium of 50 years of rock music compressed in 18 minutes of fire on wax. Songs like Repetition or Tottemo have been rotating non stop here since when we got the master recording. Every other word is useless: a monument. First edition 250 copies, with spectacular artwork by Standard In-Fi Visuals." - 8MM.

Title: Cat vs. Frog
Format: LP
Label: Palindrone Recordings
Country: New Zealand
Price: $17.00
"Kawaguchi Masami is a Japanese guitar monster who has done time in Miminokoto, LSD March, and Broomdusters, and played with Keiji Haino for a time. This, his new band, also features bassist Akira Kikuchi and drummer Nao Shibata (Hijokaidan, Doodles). A track by New Rock Syndicate featured on the recent PSF compilation Tokyo Flashback Vol. 6. The new album is called Cat vs. Frog and clocks in at around 40 mins. Its exceptional wailing, burning garage psych-rock grounded in Kawaguchis trademark heart-breakingly melancholic emotional intensity, instantly hummable, head-nodding toe-tapping riffs and melodies and unavoidably air guitaring white light, white heat guitar solos. Cat vs. Frog is pressed on white vinyl, in an edition of 500."- Palindrone.

Title: s/t
Format: CDR
Label: Purifiva
Country: Japan
Price: $10.00
"New Rock Syndicate wont be known -- yet -- by most, since its a brand-new unit. Leader and guitar monster Kawaguchi Masami, though, should be recognized from his work with Miminokoto, the aforementioned LSD March, and Broomdusters, among others. Not to mention his solo work. Having brought Miminokoto to an end, New Rock Syndicate rises, with bassist Akira Kikuchi and drummer Nao Shibata (Hijokaidan, Doodles) filling out the trio. A new self-titled CDR, from Kawaguchis Purifiva label, contains the first five songs from the band, and theyre monsters. The projects name doesnt lie: while there are slower, shadowy dreams, much of the disc is heavy riffage in a Blue Cheer-meets-Rallizes-cum-Nuggets-style fuzz zone. Nice work." -Mason Jones,OngakuBlog,July 11, 2006.

Title: Live In Japan 2007
Format: Cass
Label: Sloow Tapes
Country: Belgium
Price: $12.00
"Kawaguchi Masami (Miminokoto, LSD March, Broomdusters) returns with his New Rock Syndicate, recorded live in Tokyo. Monster guitarpsych feedback screech and heavy dosed garagerock insanity. 100 copies." - Sloow Tapes. 2008 release.

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