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Niku O Kuraite Chikai O Tateyo
"Hallelujahs were a band led by Shinji Shibayama, during the mid-eighties. This was their sole album, released in 1986 in an edition of 300 on Shibayama's fledgling ORG Records label. ORG went on to release some great records by Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Reiko Kudo and Love Beach (Shibayama's current dream-pop psych band). Musically, pop psych is about as close as I'm going to want to get to a description of what they do. There's something about this record that's hard to get a grip on. It seems to float on layers of melody rather than rhythm, and in places it has an incomparable start of autumn melancholic atmosphere. Subtle, but a grower if you give it enough time. Part of yet another invisible Japanese scene."--Alan Cummings. Shinji Shibayama (vocal, guitar, synthesizer, bass, piano etc.), Chie Mukai (kokyu), Idiot (guitar, vocal, drums, tape effects), Koji Soga (bass, bass sitar) etc.