(All Album Reviews by Burgess Penguin)
Ryuichi Masuda: 5-string Bass, Vocals
Tatsuya Yoshida: Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Art Direction
I'll be uncharacteristically brief folks.
If you want something that is simultaneously mind-blowing and will get rid of unwanted party guests and rodent infestations, GET THIS ALBUM BY RUINS!!!
If you want something approximating a meeting of the minds between Magma and The Minutemen, GET THIS ALBUM BY RUINS!!!
If you have been exposed to sappy sonic toxins on the radio and need a bit of musical Drano to clear your system out, GET THIS ALBUM BY RUINS!!!
The music? This is WILD stuff! Breakneck speed odd-meter drumming, distorted angular bass that borders on completely guitaristic to the max, vocalizing that runs from quasi-operatic to demented rants in Japanese (I think).
(This was recently reissued by Shimmy Disc with the original 13 tracks, PLUS another 8 tracks of previously unreleased fiendish musical experiments)
This Owl has hooted!