• Gauze "Equalizing Distort" LP
Absolutely essential Japanese Hardcore reissues. Mandatory. These records were officially reissued on Red Vinyl
, in old school heavy board tip-on sleeves (Hi-Qualitty "Tip-On" Jacket) with inserts. Japanese Import.
Gauze, Gauze, Gauze – for sure one of the best, but also one of the most uncompromising hardcore bands out of Japan. Formed in 1981 from as a punk act but turned into their unique hardcore sound over time. Furious speed (for the time), no guitar solos and very clever and angry arrangement – music for the soul and not the mind. I would see them as a milestone for Japanese hardcore. 100s of band have later been compared with them.
"The first official repressing, approved by the band, they have gotten in thirty years. These LPs are just so important. It isn’t just the particular ferocity that Gauze has been sonically assaulting us with for nearly forty years. It’s not just the speed. It’s not how ahead of its time their music was back in ’86 when they unleashed Equalizing Distort on our unsuspecting ears. It’s not just how innovative and weird Gauze’s sporadic releases continue to be. It’s not just the razor sharp precision with which the songs are played. Here’s Gauze, in the future, still playing with all the passion, precision and seething contempt a lot of bands made up of people half their age couldn’t muster, still ahead of their time." Cvlt Nation