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ARTIST
TITLE
Golden Hypnos
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
AUDIOMER 005LP AUDIOMER 005LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/4/2012

2009 release. In collaboration with Croxhapox Gallery, AudioMER. presents Sachiko's first all-drone vinyl release. Heavy-weight vinyl and paste-on sleeve with artwork created by Johan De Wilde. Stellar vocals and drones: three pieces of hypnotic, gliding delight. "The first side is a completely mesmerizing stone. Accompanied by Rinji Fukuoka (Overhang Party) on voice and cello, Sachiko sounds as if she is gargling planets as she levitates wordless vocals through a slowly shifting bible-black background of orchestral drone and eternal music strings generated by vortices of cello and viola and hovering electronics. Can't think of anything that so beautifully combines the vision of the original Dream Syndicate with the aesthetics of dark Japanese psychedelia. On the flip there are two tracks, both of which extend the time-blurring effects of the first side into new zones of heavenly tonefloat, with Sachiko's high vocal style dissolving in butterflies of F/X while electronics hiss and spit and intergalactic shortwave travels through endless space. Easily the best record she has made to date, a mesmeric slice of higher-minded drone narcosis and a classic Japanese underground side. Highly recommended." -- David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue.