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Ruins: Tzomborgha (Magaibutsu)
Label: Magaibutsu    
Released in: Japan    

"Like some twisted version of "Bohemian Rhapsody" played by a collaboration between the Boredoms and the Bonzo Dog Band, Ruins' Tzomborgha is a fascinating and nerve-racking mix of back and forth shouting matches, falsetto vocables, and out-of-control bass and drum jams. Somehow the nonsense seems cohesive and, by the end, oddly coherent. With constantly changing time signatures, none of this could really be called catchy or accessible, but it is challenging and rewarding. Tracks like "Skhanddraviza" sound like prog rock from another dimension, with touches of King Crimson, Genesis, and Queen. "Pachtseills" sounds like the Minutemen played on a nursery-school turntable at the wrong speed. They even play a Black Sabbath medley and a Mahavishnu Orchestra medley. Sound confusing? It is. The fact that this Japanese noise band can be so off the wall yet so evocative of both arena rock favorites and iconoclastic punk makes no sense at all. But true to its name, Ruins manages to take thebuilding blocks of fallen music genres and stack them into something totally new and unexpected."-Charles Spano,

"Tatsuya Yoshida, born in Kitakami, Iwate is a Japanese musician; drummer and composer who is the only consistent member of the renowned progressive rock duo Ruins, as well as Koenji Hyakkei. He is also a member of the progressive rock trios Korekyojinn and Daimonji. Outside his own groups, Yoshida is renowned for his tenure as drummer in the indie progressive group YBO2, a band also featuring guitarist KK Null, whom he also joins in the current line up of Zeni Geva and he has played drums in a late edition of Samla Mammas Manna. He has been cited as "[the] indisputable master drummer of the Japanese underground". Along with his participation in bands, he has also released several solo recordings."

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Japanese & Asian Improv/Rock
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Before April-2006

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Product Information:

UPC: 4528802200122

Label: Magaibutsu
Catalog ID: MGC-22
Squidco Product Code: 2633

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2002
Country: Japan
Packaging: Jewel Tray

Tatsuya Yoshida-drums, vocals

Sasaki Hisashi-bass

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Track Listing:

1. Komnigriss 1:59

2. Skhanddraviza 3:58

3. Mennevuogth 4:06

4. Messiaen 2:18

5. Wanzhemvergg 5:00

6. Djubatczegromm 2:10

7. Zajyu 2:20

8. Issighirudoh 3:42

9. Muoljimbog 2:27

10. Gurthemvhail 2:50

11. Pachtseills 2:14

12. Chittam Irangaayo 5:37

13. Tzomborgha 5:35

14. Black Sabbath Medley Reversible 2:16

15. Mahavishnu Orchestra Medley 2:04