09 April 2012
Japanese Mess-thetic Psych Rockers MAHER SHALAL HASH BAZ Interview
An in-depth and historically geared interview with one of the greatest Japanese combo to have emerged in the post Club Minor scene in Tokyo of the late 1970s. Head honcho of the outfit, Tori Kudo met his wife-to-be, Reiko Kudo, at gig of legendary Japanese psych rock band, Les Rallizes Denudes. One of Tori Kudo's earliest bands was called Noise, which released an album of ethereal sidereal electronic atmosphere and guitar swirls back in the early 1980s. They are contemporary of now elderly statesmen of the Japanese Underground scene like Keiji Haino of Fushitsusha and Asahito Nanjo of High Rise/Musica Transonic and Mainliner. today, Maher Shalal Hash Baz is an exotic mix of twee-like acoustic sounds, 1970s left-field Prog melodies and un-schooled mess-thetic janglings all concocted into a naif-like mini-utopian symphonies of one to two minutes. Find out more about the Maher Shalal Hash Baz and the Kudos here.