Japan Blues - Stoned Bird
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Hotly anticipated three tracker from Japan Blues on Berceuse Heroique.
If you’ve ever bought an Honest Jons record, chances are Japan Blues (better known as Howard Williams) has played a part in getting it to you. Long term HJ employee who heads up their distribution department from the Ladbroke Grove basement also manages to find time amassing one of the most enviable record collections around as well as making his own tracks.
An avid collector of Japanese music for many years, you may well have caught the man himself playing choice selections on NTS or caught a glimpse of his collection on the Boiler Room ‘collections’ interview. ‘Stoned Bird’ is his second release and first containing original material.
Defying any easy classification the first cut ‘Spurrned My Colour’ pairs vintage drum machine hits dipped in reverb with a synth phrase that could be straight from an instructional video or sound library recording. ‘Stoned Bird’ on the flip is pure drum circle business - filtered percussion and stomping kicks ready to scare the sh!t out of any unsuspecting listeners. If you dig Skull Defekts or the Diskant label, this one comes with our strongest recommendations.
Closing with ‘Beak’ which is an edit of ‘International Orchitis’ by Pecker, which originally released in 1987. looping up the original into a 4 minute DJ friendly version filled with reversed drum hits and delicate percussion. An edit in the truest sense of the word, freeing the original from the confines of the inner track on an album.
One of a kind business this, huge shouts to Japan Blues for opening our ears to new worlds and new records.