天乃川 1973 Live - Milky Way

Keiji Haino // Black Truffle
Format // LP
Black Truffle is thrilled to present the first vinyl issue of Keiji Haino’s Milky Way. Originally released as a limited CD in Japan by the short lived Mom ‘n’ Dad Productions in 1993, this release documents a blistering live performance recorded in Kyoto in 1973, five years before the formation of the first line-up of Fushitsusha, and eight years before Haino’s first solo album. Working with a mysterious set-up including primitive electronics, homemade acoustic instruments, piano and voice, Haino lets loose a single 48-minute psychedelic maelstrom, marrying the immersive echo-fields of kosmische music to the rough and ready hands-on feel of classic 1960s live electronics à la MEV or Ashley’s Wolfman. Despite the absence of guitar, this recording clearly lays the groundwork for the epic blowouts which were to make Haino’s name in years to come, building up to a point of almost unbearable intensity in its final minutes as Haino’s voice wails over a wall of distorted DIY electronics. At times presaging the psychedelic noise of C.C.C.C., Milky Way shows Haino’s singular intensity and ritualistic performance style already in full flower at this early date in his long career. Presented in raw and immediate room fidelity (complete with dramatic tape drop-out), this is both an essential historical document and a classic performance in its own right.
key selling points:
- First vinyl issue of Keiji Haino’s Milky Way documenting a blistering live performance recorded in Kyoto in 1973,
- Historical document recorded five years before the formation of the first line-up of Fushitsusha, and eight years before Haino’s first solo album.
- A single 48-minute psychedelic maelstrom, marrying the immersive echo-fields of kosmische music to the rough and ready hands-on feel of classic 1960s live electronics à la MEV or Ashley’s Wolfman..
- Presented in raw and immediate room fidelity this is both an essential historical document and a classic performance in its own right.
- Instrumentation includes piano, tape echo, voice, Electro Harmonix ring modulator, ‘Psychedelic Machine’, junk oscillator, handmade reed instrument, rhythm box
- Presented in a deluxe heavyweight sleeve with an inner sleeve featuring Haino’s poetry in Japanese, with English translation by Alan Cummings Original design by Keiji Haino & Yasunori Arai
LP reissue design via Stephen O’Malley
  • Release Date // November 25, 2016
  • Format // LP
  • Catalog Nr // Black Truffle 026 LP
  • EAN // 880319788611