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ARTIST
TITLE
Lunisolar
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
CSR 245CD CSR 245CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/18/2018

Lunisolar is the second solo album from the "Queen Of Japanese Noise", Mayuko Hino. "Faintainhead" unleashes swathes of densely layered noise, undulating in intensity and ferociousness. Although claustrophobic throughout, there are moments of gentle metallic percussion, punctuating the raging vibrations beneath. "Astral Travelling" offers no such relief, featuring unrelenting, piercing electronics throughout until the final few minutes of psychedelic comedown. In addition to self-made instruments, Hino plays noise with her six-theremin oscillators (in bright pink) -- the only one in the world, specially made by Ryo Araishi (aka ichion). Prolific as a live performer, Hino is most well-known for forming C.C.C.C. (Cosmic Coincidence Control Center) in 1990, together with Hiroshi Hasegawa, Fumio Kosakai, and Ryuichi Nagakubo. In its early phase, the band grabbed attention by combining noise music with Hino's sadomasochism performance using bondage ropes and dripping candle wax. She has since been a member of Mne-Mic, DFH-M3, and Transparentz.