High Rise 2 and Dispersion were reissued in the
US in late 1998. Live and Disallow were reissued
in June of 1999.
Asahito Nanjo-Bass, Vocal
A succession of drummers....
High Rise is an explosive power trio comprising
the core of Asahito Nanjo on bass and vocals and Munehiro Narita
on guitar, joined by a succession of drummers (including Yuro
Ujiie, Pill and free-jazz veteran Shoji Hano in the past, and
Koji Shimura currently). High Rise mix the jazz-influenced improvising
of live Cream with the often brutal amphetamine-inspired rock
of Blue Cheer. Narita is one of rock's unsung guitar players,
and his dexterous fingering causes eruptions of pure electric
joy. The other players are equally stunning in their total commitment
to this high energy music that features the freedom of jazz and
the power of rock.
The four records above originally appeared on the
Japanese P.S.F. Records label. P.S.F. has explored the dark ends
of the free noise and heavy rock spectrum with releases from Keiji
Haino, Borbetomagus, Kan Mikami, Fushitsusha and many others.
Bassist Asahito Nanjo of High Rise also performs
in several other bands, and you can find a very complete discography
of High Rise and the individual member's projects in the discography
Besides press reviews of all of the band's records,
within the reviews section below you can find our transcriptions
of interviews with Nanjo and Narita that appeared in the magazine
Opprobrium. These interviews are incredibly complete, and give
a great deal of insight into the band. If you are at all interested,
these interviews are required reading....
High Rise 2- LP and CD are both out of print.
Dispersion- LP and CD are both out of print.
Please note that the vinyl LP's for High Rise 2 and
Dispersion have different artwork than the CD's, though
they have all the same music (see photos above). The LP's are
screenprinted by hand, and each one is unique. Side four of
the Dispersion LP features a carved image. There is no
music on that side. The High Rise 2 and Dispersion
LP's were limited to 500 copies each and will not be repressed.
Live- LP and CD are both out of print.
Disallow- LP is out of print/CD $13.00 postpaid
The LP versions of each of these records feature full-color
covers that are similar to those found on the CD's. They also
include all of the music that is found on the CD's, and side
four of the Live LP features a carved image. There is
no music on that side. Each of these albums are limited to 1000
copies each and will not be repressed.
All is not lost, however! The Black Editions label is undertaking a huge P.S.F. reissue campaign that will include High Rise titles. We don't know all the details, so head over to their site for the latest info.
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