Munehiro Narita

Munehiro Narita: Psyche De Loid

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Product Type: VINYL LP
Artist: Munehiro Narita

Artist: Munehiro Narita
Title: Psyche De Loid
Product Type: VINYL LP

Munehiro Narita, the original "psychedelic speed freak," is for many people the undisputed king of acid-fuzz guitar. Active since the late '70s, Narita is a Japanese psychedelic underground legend. After playing in cult bands like Kyoaku no Intention, he founded the brutal heavy-psych power trio High Rise in the '80s. His furious guitar playing, which involves lethal doses of fuzz-wah at earsplitting volume, can also be heard on his current band Green Flames (featuring Mitsuru Tabata from Acid Mothers Temple). In 2014 Narita released a Japanese-only CD titled Psyche de Loid, doing heavy guitar fuzzed-out covers of classic psych songs from the '60s/'70s. But Psyche de Loid was also the first-ever psychedelic album recorded using Vocaloid technology. Very popular in Japan, Vocaloid is a software/singing synthesizer - one enters the lyrics of a song into the program and adds music to generate a Vocaloid - or "Vocal Android" - which sing in bizarre, mostly female, android-type vocals. Vocaloid is often associated with J-pop but on Psyche de Loid Narita smashes this genre into a wall with the contrast of killer, Ron Asheton-like piercing fuzz-wah guitar and child-like android vocals, featuring surreal covers of tracks by The Stooges, Hendrix, Blue Cheer, Shocking Blue, Pink Floyd, MC5, Jefferson Airplane.... Previously available as a Japanese-only CD, this is the first-ever vinyl edition with new artwork.

1.1 Fire
1.2 Venus
1.3 Summertime Blues
1.4 You Keep Me Hangin' on
1.5 Move Over
2.1 Born to Be Wild
2.2 White Rabbit
2.3 Kick Out the Jams
2.4 Astronomy Domine
2.5 Little Doll

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