Mar 8, 2011

Monsieur Delire on "Ten Ten Ten"

Unbeknownst to me for quite some time that Monsieur Délire, the radio program of advanced music in Quebec, has reviewed "Ten Ten Ten" on last January.

Here's what they said:

This Japanese avant-rock group (experimental vocalist Koichi Makigami's main vehicle) has been around for a long time, and yet 2009's Tententen is my first foray into their discography. I'm favourably impressed. Hard to make comparisons, since this is less “extreme” than most of my Japanese references (Ground-Zero, Boredoms, Koenjihyakkei, Melt-Banana). Songs with creative and expressive arrangements, occasionally complex rhythms, jaw's harp gets a lot of spotlight time, and Koichi's vocals of course. Not striking (given the preceding references), but I do like Makigami's voice, and this is convincing enough to warrant a more thorough investigation.

Nice review. The band needs to be exposed in overseas media in order to have a proper appreciation outside Japan, so the opinion like theirs is precious and very encouraging. Hopefully more to come.

The original entry is here.

To the people of Ottawa and Victoriaville: On coming May, Makigami and his company will go to your place to perform. Just check out the article here.

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