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Artist: MAMITORI ULITHI EMPRESS YONAGUNI SAN
Title: 25/12/2013
Format: LP
Label: Bruit Direct
Country: France
Price: $27.00
"In keeping with the freer releases in their catalog (Sky Needle, La Ligne Claire, Minitel), Bruit Direct Disques presents 25/12/2013, a live album by Japanese group 真美鳥Ulithi Empress Yonaguni San, often referred to by their nickname, Mamitori. Savagely DIY and autonomous, Mamitori have released only a handful of copies of a privately pressed record, while lead guitarist Aritomo has put out an abundance of self-produced acid-folk records, hand-assembling sleeves for every copy. David Keenan compared the bands 2012 album 一二三 Fairy Tail Chimidoro Phenomenon Satan Inferno Dress Ha Cattlemurarete Yggdrasill ハWa Sasaru to "Isnt Anything being creepy-crawled by Idiot OClock or the early Rough Trade singles as curated by Jutok Kaneko and Reiko Kudo." The six tracks offered here (drawn from that 2012 album) were recorded in public and are reproduced accurately, with silences and tuning included at the express request of the band. Guitars are skinned alive, twisted in counterpoint, or played with a cheesegrater; the frail vocal is as exhausted as it is sweet; the trumpet plays its dying breath; the bouncy rhythm section offers a skeleton of rigor; psych-rock is reduced here to fluff, with only a scraggy trunk of the spinal column remaining. Mamitori follows the traces of the ancestral giants of 70s avant-rock (Hendrix, Velvets, Captain Beefheart, Henry Cow, Can, The Red Krayola), except its an odd post-punk mess that spits from their amps. Accident is king with Mamitori, and their psychotic free rock, loaded with open-tuned guitars, sometimes feels like shreds of sound; limping and out of phase, played obliquely, their music is at once absolutely diaphanous and indecipherable. Nothing is ever in place and everything cracks up and frays; its an atonal construction that threatens to become melodious at any minute. Ultimately, Mamitori hides a form of twee pop unwittingly battered by no wave, every chord of which could be a blank bullet. One might mistake the sound for My Bloody Valentine violently colliding with The Shaggs, The Pastels attacked by Mars, or Pere Ubu holding paws with Swell Maps. Is a "No Tokyo" emerging decades after No New York? This live set, in front of a ghost-like public, serves as a hint of this Japanese bands profound peculiarity, joyfully perplexing everyone even further by citing alternative j-rock supertars LArc-en-Ciel as an influence. Mamitori will have you humming songs you hadnt noticed were there." - Bruit Direct Disques.

Artist: MAMITORI ULITHI EMPRESS YONAGUNI SAN
Title: Yulith Lilith
Format: Double LP
Label: Bruit Direct Disques
Country: France
Price: $56.00
Tom Lax on Mamitri Yulith Empress Yonagunisans Yulith Lilith: "The world of Mamitori is as beguiling as it is unchartered. Their, just previous to this, live album Mamitori Ulithi Empress Yonaguni San-25/12/20/13 (also on Bruit Direct Disques) fizzled the ears of pine-tops with its staggeringly great execution of outsider ramble gnashing with no wave rumble, creating a sound so unique, scribes stuttered on hiccups of comparison. Trying to get it right. If copies still exist, plonk down some cabbage and see what I mean. So when the check writers at Bruit said they were issuing forth a 2LP of new material, all one could do was wait and wonder. Its the line in the sand many dare not cross. The double LP format, in its purest distillation, exists as the medium to convey realizations of the most sprawling and unconventional design. And by God, if Mamitri Yulith Empress Yonagunisan latest deuce, Yulith Lilith, doesnt ding all the right dongs, then ladies and gentlemen, I will cook your goose. The heart of their sound is beyond words, its more chaos theory, transmuting inside the eye of a hurricane. Imagine 10,000 blackbirds, perched in the trees above Tompkins Square Park, their shrill natter suffocating the air, while below Arto Lindsay spanges in tap shoes, his voice wavering fugue-like over the birds, while the clicking of his gait keeps a rhythm out of sync-yet completely on point-with the overall scheme. Or if 70s era Faust had become outlaws, exiled themselves deep inside the Hokkaido landscape and for the rest of eternity tooled around Akkeshi Bay on speedboats, lustily consuming wild ales, sustaining themselves solely on plankton and oysters. Mamitri Yulith Empress Yonagunisan are Bushido code Circuit Rider and Yulith Lilith is an unimpeachable masterpiece extolling the marauding valor of a band incapable of succumbing to convention. Housed inside transparent screen-printed sleeves-resembling alien x-rays. Its like the future just opened up. And guess what? Its full of stars. One of my top picks of 2018 by a mile. Not to be missed." Double gatefold album; clear vinyl with a custom made transparent sleeve; two quadri stickers; plastic insert; all hand made in Japan." - Bruit Direct Disques.

Artist: MAMITORI ULITHI EMPRESS YONAGUNI SAN
Title: 123 Fairy Tail Chimidoro Phenomenon Satan Inferno Dress Ha Cattlemurarete Yggdrasill HAwa Sasaru
Format: LP
Label: Mamitori Ulithi Empress Yonaguni San
Country: Japan
Price: $28.00
2012 release. Third album from this band (formerly known as Mamitori) made up of Aritomo, Tadasuke Iwanaga, Shingo Nakata, Kenji Itagaki, and Ai Tsuchikwa (all painters). Comes with an insert.

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