This is the original mix and master of the 1997 SKiN GRAFT Records release - which differs substantially for the 2007 remastered re-release.
See catalog #GR87CD for the remastered CD / Digital edition.
Japan's RUINS have extensive experience and a tireless commitment! A furious barrage of explosive and intricately composed drum(s) and bass (guitar) -- Ruins cover all stops between hardcore's hysteric intensity, free jazz's confounding inscription and the drama of progressive rock. No slack. No slop. Absolute masters of quick change, stop-start tempos and time-signatures, Ruins craft an unprecedented amalgam of originality, all sung in a peculiar language of their own invention. "Refusal Fossil" contains new recordings of previously unreleased tracks, plus bonus live performances. Twenty cuts in all- An hour-long blast of zig-zag calisthenics!
FUN FACT(S): This is the first release to feature bassist Sasaki Hayashi. Ruins have toured around the world numerous times, most noticeably as part of the Japanese New Music Festival, where Yoshida has managed to create a spell binding lineup of five bands out of just three performers!
released June 10, 1997
Yoshida Tatsuya: drums, vocals
Sasaki Hisashi: bass
Masuda Ryuichi: bass on live tracks
Kikuchi Navuyoshi: saxophone
Yamamoto Seiichi: guitar
Emi Eleonda: vocals
Produced by Ruins at Magaibutsu Studio
Art by Kurt Kiesel, Colm O'Reilly, Bill Pisarri