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-five cuts in all - An hour-plus-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 April 10, 2007
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, Mark Fischer, Colm O'Reilly, Bill Pisarri
supported by 4 fans who also own “Refusal Fossil: Special Edition”
This album blew my mind when I found it while living in Japan in 2002 - it turned me on to the possibilities of the Bass VI - it seemed to hint at an alternate universe, yet with roots in Japan & India, metal & prog. Glad to have this new remastered version! hieronymous