"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 17 fans who also own “First Love 初恋 : Debut Album and Demo Tracks”
This is so fucking awesome. I've loved bungle for so long for so many reasons. And when I heard about this re-release I had to be peeled off the ceiling. The only way i could be happier is if they re-released Disco Volante as well. That album was pure genius for different reasons. But thats Bungle for you. No two albums sound the same. This release shows how amazingly far ahead of the metal curve they were even waaayyyy back then. Mr. Bungle has influenced so many artists. Long live Mr. Bungle! DeKremp
supported by 15 fans who also own “First Love 初恋 : Debut Album and Demo Tracks”
While Fantasy Empire was dare I say it catchy, Citadel is a relentless fuckin pummelling; A lot of this album (particularly Air Conditioning) feels like a demented riff on golden-era Anthrax, while Husker Don't (fuck yeah whichever Brian named that) may be the best reproduction of the live Lightning Bolt experience I've ever heard, with waves of full sensory shutdown just smashing into you repeatedly like bodies in the pit..; basically this album gave me tinnitus and PTSD and I'm not mad. Tom Colquhoun