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Koenjihyakkei: Nivraym Revisted (Skin Graft Records)

Originally released in 2001 on the Magaibutsu label, the 3rd studio album from Japan's Koenjihyakkei led by drummer/vocalist Yoshida Tatsuya energetically blends progressive rock, chamber rock, fusion and composed forms, here revisited for the 2nd time with the 2009 expanded reissue remixed again with new additions, plus three bonus tracks from a 2020 concert.
 

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Personnel:



Yoshida Tatsuya-drums, vocal

High Rider Jin-guitar

Sakamoto Kengo-bass, vocal

Oguchi Kenichi-keyboards

Sagara Nami-soprano

Keiko Komori-soprano sax, bass clariTatsuya Yoshida-drums, vocals

High Rider Jin-guitar

Sakamoto Kengo-bass, vocals

Oguchi Kenichi-keyboards

Sagara Nami-soprano

Keiko Komori-soprano sax, bass clarinet

Yabuki Taku-keyboards

Ahmed Abdullahmed Abdullah-vocals

Kei Koganemaru-guitar, vocalsnet

Yabuki Taku-keyboards

Ahmed Abdullahmed Abdullah-vocals

Kei Koganemaru-guitar, vocals


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UPC: 647216614722

Label: Skin Graft Records
Catalog ID: CD-GRA-147
Squidco Product Code: 32916

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Japan/USA
Packaging: CD Six-Panel Gatefold Jacket
Originally recorded in 2001 by Yoshida Tatsuya. Additional recordings in 2009 at Magaibutsu Studios, Japan. Live Tracks (10,11,12) recorded at Club Goodman on August 5th, 2020.

Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

Years after its original 2001 release, band leader Yoshida Tatsuya and the current Koenjihyakkei line-up (as heard on "Dhorimvishka") returned to the "Nivraym" master recordings and went to work - adding new flourishes, additional overdubs and re-recorded drum tracks.

"After years of working with Tatsuya's (other band) Ruins, Skin Graft released Koenjihyakkei's fourth album Angherr Shisspa in 2005. Then they brought their first, second and third albums out internationally." - comments Mark Fischer of Skin Graft Records. "In 2018, Koenjhyakkei returned to great acclaim with album number five Dhorimviskha, which we followed up with a vinyl release of Angherr Shisspa. Skin Graft Records brings back the third album under the title "Nivraym (Revisited)". It's received an extensive overhaul since its original Japanese release. When the 2023 version is compared to the 2001 original, it is a huge difference".

The album has been remixed, remastered and resequenced for this revolutionary revisitation - the band's purest, most uncompromising expression of Zeuhl music to date; blending progressive rock, symphonic rock, fusion and neoclassicism with the energy of hardcore punk, the volume of metal and the attitude of rock in opposition.

Also available on vinyl LP.

Artist Biographies

Keiko Komori: "I play the clarinet and saxophone in Tokyo. Member of KOENJI HYAKKEI and more."

-Keiko Komori Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/keiko.komori.3/about?section=bio&lst=1389755694%3A100002114534175%3A1579215504)
2/16/2024

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Track Listing:



1. Nivraym 5:36

2. Becttem Pollt 5:18

3. Lussesoggi Zomn 10:26

4. Mederro Passquirr 6:20

5. Maschtervoz 4:07

6. Axall Hasck 6:32

7. Vissqaguell 5:28

8. Vallczeremdoss 4:50

9. Gassttrumm 9:21



Live At Club Goodman



10. Becttem Pollt 5:16

11. Nirvaym 7:47

12. Axall Hasck 8:09

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