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The Acid Mothers temple leader Kawabata Makoto teams up with fellow Japanese psych explorer Michishita Shinsuke of LSD March for this ear-melting guitar duel. It's an all-improvised affair with no overdubs, just fifty-five minutes divided into five tracks worth of dishevelled harmony, strips of feedback and a smart, restrained deployment of effects. Through whole sections of this record one guitar takes on 'melodic' duties, ponderously meandering through phrases while the other instrument summons up a wall of noise. There are other occasions where anything so ordinary as a 'note' is abandoned altogether, as on the furious whammy wrenching and distortion cloudbursts of the second piece. It's during these more searing exchanges that the duo's power comes to light, and you'd hope that this isn't the last meeting between these two figureheads of modern Japanese avant-rock.