Lightning Records is proud to release the proper debut album from Moan, the solo project of Japanese rock legend Shinji Masuko, best known as founding member and guitarist / vocalist of rock gods DMBQ and principal guitarist and integral member of noise art prophets the Boredoms. Think About Forgotten Days picks up where Shinji’s critically acclaimed Woven Music, released under his own name on Brah / Jagjaguwar in 2011, left off. Employing brilliantly composed and agile drones and virtuosic guitar work, Think About Forgotten Days launches off on a more massive, rock-informed scale. While “No No I,” featuring vocalist Makiko’s hushed and heartfelt singing, recalls Yo La Tengo at their most tender, the album’s 25-minute opener “Murmur of the Zodiac Voices” expands like the Big Bang, as if taking one of DMBQ’s loudest power chord explosions and revealing an entire universe living and breathing inside of it. It calls to mind the minimalist rock tendencies of SUNN 0))) delivered with the originality and sonic clarity only a shredder of Shinji’s caliber can muster. Equally adept at creating hypnotic drones as soaring solos, he is a true modern guitar poet.
#1 Murmur Of The Zodiac Voices
#2 No No I
#3 Soda Song
#4 Noctiluca Town
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