White Heaven - Out
Last week's review of Miminokoto gave me reason to revisit this classic of Japanese psychedelia and if this is one you don't own then let this be a wake up call. Formed around 1984 White Heaven was a heavy mainstay in the Japanese live
psychedelic explosion that began crystallizing around the same time, reviving the tenants that were built up from the late 60's. The original lineup featured a revolving cast of players and a live release titled Electric Cool Acid available on cassette at the time. After that release the band recruited Michio Kurihara, known to most as the man behind Ghost. Kurihara along with founder You Ishihara manned the guitar duties on this, their most widely acclaimed album (in close standing with its follow-up Strange Bedfellows which does not feature Kurihara). The album is a prime example of the soft, Velvets inflected talking blues style mixed with white squall guitars that's become a sort of touchstone in the latter day Japanese psychedelic scene. This is PSF records at its best and like I said before, if you don't have this its probably about time to fix that.

[MP3] White Heaven - Blind Promise

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