Monday, September 20, 2010
Les Rallizes Dénudés - '77 Live
Japanese psychedelic noise band Les Rallizes Dénudés would be almost unknown to the world, were it not for the internet. Even after spending hours on end looking at music you may never come across them, but it seems once you notice them, their name, along with a fair amount of hyperbole, keeps on popping up. This is a band somehow suited to the blogging craze, just unfortunately years and years after their prime.
This recording is a double live album, with only one song under the 10 minute mark, though the length isn't really much of a big deal because the songs never meander too much. The songs are really quite simple, 60's pop type groves, but it's the guitars that just take everything to a completely different place. Mounds of feedback and delay, overbearingly loud at times, so much so that it drowns out the other instruments. Yes, it is quite noisy.
One of the most interesting albums I have listened to.