"In the quarter century that’s followed the release of their debut LP, there has never been another band that sounds quite like Japan’s SPACE STREAKINGS".
On October 26th, 2018, SKiN GRAFT will release the SPACE STREAKINGS "First Love" collection. With 20 Songs totaling 73 minutes, “First Love” collects the long out of print 1993 debut album “Hatsu Koi” with rarely heard demos from the band’s 1990 self-released cassette, all meticulously remastered by Makoto Oshiro for this release. The glass-mastered Compact Disc comes packaged in a densely illustrated Six-Panel Gatefold Jacket which includes unseen photos, reproductions of gig flyers and album artwork.
ABOUT SPACE STREAKINGS:
Inexplicably catchy Hyper-Disco Grindcore (sporting an industrial-sized dollop of alien hip hop, and a healthy dose of “WTF?”), Tokyo's SPACE STREAKINGS hit overdrive time and time again, blurring the line between man and machine in the race to the last groove.
SPACE STREAKINGS debut album "Hatsu-Koi" was produced by K.K. Null (ZENI GEVA, YONA-KIT, etc) and released on his NUX Organization label. Soon after, SPACE STREAKINGS joined the SKiN GRAFT roster to release a pair of 7" single and comic book sets, a second full-length LP - "7-Toku" - and a third long-player - under the moniker "SHAKUHACHI SURPRISE" - a super-group collaboration with Chicago's swamp boogie noisemakers MOUNT SHASTA . Before they disbanded, SPACE STREAKINGS toured the United States and delivered an unforgettable performance at Amsterdam's TegenTonen festival alongside BRISE-GLACE, SHELLAC and FAUST.
“The obstreperous, utterly contemporary sound of Japan’s Space Streakings is composed by Captain Insect (bass, programming), Kame Bazooka (bazookahorn(!), vocals, alto saxophone), Karate Condor (turntables, guitar synth, vocoder) and Screaming Stomach (guitar, trumpet). Utilizing a mix of live instruments (both traditional and custom built) and harsh, repetitive programming, Space Streakings create a vivid new listening experience rather than a formulaic copy of a western style.” - All Music Guide
“The story of their formation, as well as their real names are a complete mystery (although rumors swirl that all members of the band originally worked as video game programmers), though they were probably the only band ever to utilize a gas powered guitar.” - I Heart Noise
“With a cast that reads like a badly translated film festival, Space Streakings creates hyper-speed meltdown noise, a thick hysterical barrage of galloping electronic percussion, horns, whistles, samples and shouted Japanese vocals, achieving a disjointed level of frenzy that suggests a flooding factory full of workers scrambling for the exits in a blind panic. Far more boisterous than American industrialists, the quartet rushes in and around its tracks layering bits on to a point of distraction in which chaos would come as a welcome relief.” - Trouser Press
supported by 10 fans who also own “First Love 初恋 : Debut Album and Demo Tracks”
It's hard to believe that the Brians have been releasing such visceral, energetic, and fun music for 20 years now. Even more commendable is the fact that their newest album is one of the best in their career! There's a good amount of musical diversity across Sonic Citadel, and I'm enjoying it more and more each time I revisit it. Quite possibly my favorite rock album of the year. steverie