Out of print for years, SPACE STREAKINGS first two song single is now available digitally for the first time! Includes a densely illustrated 18-page PDF comic book that reproduces the original 7" and comic book set packaging. Recorded in 1993 by ZENI GEVA's K.K. Null and remastered in 2020, both tracks are exclusive to this release.
"Sexual Aesthetic Salon After School"
b/w "Complaining Children"
NOTE: The "Papa's Got A Brand New Karaoke" comic reads from right to left, like all traditional Japanese manga!
What happens when four of Japan's premiere video game designers form a band? SPACE STREAKINGS! Unreal Electro-disco hardcore played full on with a bizzaro batch of gear!
Space Streakings first came to SG's attention via the now classic Japan compilation "Dead Tech 3". After releasing their stunning debut LP on K.K. Null's Nux Organization (reissued on SKiN GRAFT with demo tracks in 2018), Null put the two parties in touch and we were off and running.
On Space Streaking first series of shows in the United States, they became fast friends with Mount Shasta, resulting in a notorious cartoon war between Kame Bazooka and John Forbes. It wasn't long 'til the two bands agreed to form a band together, which resulted in the "Space Streakings Sighted Over Mount Shasta" LP by Shackuhachi Surprise.
“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
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I love how this album has made me think and think more and then rethink time and time again (hope that the next one continues this process). The sound is sentimental and nostalgic yet very new at the same time. edziic
supported by 5 fans who also own “Sexual Aesthetic Salon After School (Single & Comic Book Set)”
This album is an ingenious jigsaw puzzle of diverse musical influence held together by taut strings of raw musicianship. Appreciable on so, so many levels. The fact that it was assembled and memorized for one performance blows my mind. Stunning. I once sweatily and drunkenly hugged Ed after a show. I don't think he much appreciated it, but I wear it like a badge. albinobone