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Long form twisted blues from the Japanese Seijaku Trio of Keiji Haino (guitar, voice, violin & flute), Mitsuru Nasuno (bass) and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku (drums), performing live at Club Goodman in Tokyo in 2014, for an album of profoundly introspective and dark music.

Last Live [2 CDs]

Seijaku: Last Live [2 CDs] (Doubtmusic)

Label: Doubtmusic    
Released in: Japan    

Long form twisted blues from the Japanese Seijaku Trio of Keiji Haino (guitar, voice, violin & flute), Mitsuru Nasuno (bass) and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku (drums), performing live at Club Goodman in Tokyo in 2012. The music is profoundly introspective and dark, with spacious sections leading to vocal interventions from Haino, either melodic speaking to urgent shouts. His guitar work shimmers and distorts, and the band punctuates or creates powerful grooves below. It's an album to take time with, as the music unfolds slowly, taking turns into demanding and disturbing territory, but always returning to the blues.

The liner notes from Yoshimitsu Ichiraku explain that this is Ichiraku's last tour, hence the title of the album. Sadly he has been diagnosed with physical issues that will prevent his playing drums in the future. A fitting end to this trio, where pain and dark beauty meet to create something ardent and lasting.

See also Haino, Keiji / Mitsuru Nasuno / Yoshimitsu Ichiraku: After Seijaku

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Product Information:

UPC: 4571222591561

Label: Doubtmusic
Catalog ID: dmf-156/157
Squidco Product Code: 21121

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2015
Country: Japan
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Club Goodman in Tokyo, Japan, on December 24th, 2012 by Masami Sato.


Keiji Haino-guitar, vocal, flute, percussion

Mitsuru Nasuno-bass, effect, voice

Yoshimitsu Ichiraku-drums, voice

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Track Listing:

CD 1

1. Blue Eyed Doll 18:58

2. Seijaku 14:21

3. Don't Blame It On Anybody 6:06

4. Showa Blues 15:56

5. Iranai 11:16

CD 2

1. Still Anyone Don't Notice 7:51

2. Young People 10:34

3. Use All Up The Body That Is Given To You 2:18

4. Let's Make It Clear 6:27

5. Look Over Here From The Other Side 7:38

6. We Cut The Top Of Fate, And Take A Look Inside 6:29

7. Luck Of Prayer 2:19

8. Imi-kuzushi 7:55

9. 150 Tons Dynamite 9:16

10. Want To Head Back 8:56