Fushitsusha - A Death Never To Be Complete

In 1997 & 1998, Japanese major label Tokuma released eight CDs by Keiji Haino. There were two solo albums, one duo with Derek Bailey, one by Haino's cover band Aihiyo (a trio with Masami Kawaguchi of Broom Dusters/Miminokoto and legendary drummer Ikuro Takahashi) and four albums by the mighty Fushitsusha. Fusitsusha's membership since its inception in the late 70s has been more volatile than The Fall's, so it's worth mentioning that the line-up for this album was Haino with Takahashi and bassist Yasushi Ozawa, a name you might recognize from his work with Marginal Consort, East Bionic Simphonia, and Machinegun Tango (an early band with Tori Kudo and Tamio Shirashi, though sadly only one recorded song from 1980 has surfaced). A Death Never to Be Complete is, in my opinion, the very best Fushitsusha album. You may disagree, but then you'd be wrong.



Anonymous,  12 January 2022 at 08:36  

Thank you so much for this one

Anonymous,  19 January 2022 at 03:23  

Not eight, but nine Keiji Haino CDs were released by the Tokuma/J-Factory label. The one which is not mentioned is the Sruthi Box mini album that was given out to customers who bought all four of the 1997 albums.

Anonymous,  29 January 2022 at 05:36  

Many thanks for these!