Yuzo Iwata

Daylight Moon
Yuzo Iwata
Daylight Moon
Back in stock! Last chance! Happy to have hustled some more copies of this elegiac stun-gun from Yuzo Iwata, originally released last year - nearly two decades after his debut set for Org, but sadly not at all long before his untimely death from kidney cancer, aged just 59. I have no idea how ill the Philadelphia-based Iwata was when he cut Daylight Moon; regardless it feels like an affirmation of life, and of the enduring power of the electric guitar to make some sense of it. Mostly instrumental, it expertly navigates bonehead space-punk crunch and elegant, higher-power blues-control, and like Maher Shalal Hash Baz - which for some years counted him as a member - Iwata’s sophistication lies in his commitment to garage-band naïveté, his drilling down to the eternal cellular essence of rock’n’roll. Comparisons for music this pure and elemental feel stupid, but imagine, what, Sebadoh if they’d studied under La Monte Young?! (and Lou Barlow had spared us his singing voice!). Maher of course, Naoki Zushi, The Feelies. Future classic, no mistake.

 

 

£20.99

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