Friday, August 4, 2017

more Hototogisu

Hopefully this will be the last Hototogisu post for some time, as with this, almost all of their discography is complete, with a few exceptions. You can find more Hototogisu uploads elsewhere on this blog with the respective tag.

Hototogisu - The White Wind of Autumn

 

Along with other early Hototogisu releases such as Floating Oof! blah blah (already uploaded here) this shows a calmer, psychedelic and more blissful side of Matthew Bower. It's like he took the horns and other instruments of Total and muted the deafening guitar noise. 2000 cdr on Rural Electrification Program.

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Hototogisu - Cuckoo Cloudland



Introspective guitar drone accompanied by vibraphones, accordions and some nice casio doodling sounds. Highly recommended! 2001 lp on De Stijl.

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Hototogisu - Swoon Scream

 

This is the second release with Marcia Bassett on board, so it's pretty obvious that she's the one that took all the Ladose pills away from Bower's shelf and brought in all the noise and destruction! 2004  2 X cdr on Heavy Blossom.

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Hototogisu - Green

 

This is the notorious Hototogisu black metal album, with some really cool tremolo riffing emerging here and there and the necessary drum machine double-bass kicking. Strangely though, this one sounds kinda more blissful and less noisy than most of their relases after Marcia Bassett joined, and thus peculiarly reminiscent of Hototogisu's Hawaii days. 2005 cd on Heavy Blossom.

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 Hototogisu - Some Blood Will Stick



 This one is a compilation of three tracks from Awful Symmetry (uploaded a few days ago), namely tracks 1, 2, and 5 from there, and tracks 4 and 6 from Swoon Scream, plus another one (the fifth one on here). Yes, it would have made more sense to just include the extra track but hey! 2006 cd on Heavy Blossom.

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Hototogisu + Burning Star Core



Room filling, kraut-inspired psychedelic noise jams. 2006 on DroneDisco.

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Hototogisu + Burning Star Core - II



Somewhat more subtle and quiet, but more sinister. 2006 cdr on Heavy Blossom.

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Hototogisu & Prurient - Snail on a Razor

 

Live collaboration with Dominic Fernow on his own label. Great stuff. 2006 cd on Hospital Productions.

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Hototogisu - Spooked Summer

 

After the collaborations this is kind of a return to the blistering guitar screaming, and also more akin to other Bower projects like Mirag and Voltigeurs.2007 cdr on Heavy Blossom.

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Hototogisu - Under the Rose

 

One of the final Hototogisu releases. Ascending evil guitar incantations and an awesome descent in the end of the second track. 2008 lp on Heavy Blossom.

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3 comments:

  1. Super post! I wonder if you could (as best as you can) explain how to pronounce their name? Is it Hot-tot-ogizu?

    thank you-

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  2. Hey, thanks.

    Hmmm, I'm not sure I think it's Hot-to-JEE-zu

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  3. Wow, really impressive!

    Thank you very much.

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