KYOAKU NO INTENTION - Astral Projection
Munehiro Narita: (guitar); Shoji Hano: (drums). "Back at the dawn of the eighties, several years before the inception of High Rise, foot-down speed-freakin guitarist Munehiro Narita had another unit which he called Kyoaku No Intention (Worst Intentions). Usually comprising just himself on electric guitar and a drummer, they cranked out some of the hardest hitting no-wave rock-improv of the time, analogous to very little apart from perhaps a more Neu-shackled version of the Doug Snyder/Bob Thompson Daily Dance duo. Documentation was, unfortunately, minimal. That was until a couple of years ago when, with High Rise in one of their periods of dormancy, Narita decided to revive the name for some solo and collaborative shows around Tokyo. One of those gigs was with drummer Shoji Hano, and the combination of his resonant power and free-jazz inflected propulsion with the stinging, icicle-edge attack of Naritas guitar proved to be so explosive that the duo has now become a regular unit. On their second album for PSF, Narita and Hano are caught live in Tokyo a mere three months ago. Hano is always inventive around the kit, but he knows that crazed flail is just as valid in certain contexts as textural subtlety. Narita too was never one for treating the guitar as an ambient paintbrush, and his soloing here is as splattered and nerve-shreddingly exciting as ever. This is a brutal, consistently thrilling, cold fusion sound that makes little allowance for weak constitutions. Oh yeah." - Alan Cummings.
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