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September 07, 2010

Doobie Shining Love - Hanadensha


Former Boredoms bass player Hiyashi Hira is Hanadensha main man. The name translates literally as "flower train", probably a reference to the first women only train carriages introduced in Japan 100 years ago to offer some respite from the roving eyes and hands of scum-bag males. Whatever, Doobie Shining Love EP is the third instalment in a lysergic trip-tych comprising first Astral Pigmy Wave then Acoustic Mothership.

This is the shortest of the three EPs, with three psychedelic grooves totalling 18 minutes, and is somewhat different from the earlier two as it has actual songs, of a kind. The title track offers a slow, funky bassline over easy on a synth rhythm, as smooth vocals murmur and spaced-out electronic tones float by. The closer Seasky Rainbow is a perky delight: a simple melodic riff picked on guitar is augmented while synth and organ flutter and woof, then about halfway through gears change abruptly and a heavier fuzz-guitar rounds things off, nicely.

Give y brawd a shout in the Comments if you'd like the rest of the trilogy. Until then, enjoy.

Oddi wrth y brawd

                                           

7 comments:

a said...

I'd love to hear the rest if you have them. :)

Y Brawd said...

y brawd will oblige

* * e d o * * said...

i'm really digging this thanks!
-edo
knowyourconjurer.blogspot.com

Y Brawd said...

A pleasure. Other two on their way.

saya said...

I don't like this women only car bcz there are many crazy women in there. I can not stand it ! you should try go in! hahaha

Y Brawd said...

when I went back to Japan for 3rd time these cars were new on underground. I did get on by mistake. I wondered why they were all looking at me..............

Y Brawd said...

bring on the crazy women....