Munehiro Narita, the original psychedelic speed freak, is for many people the undisputed king of acid- fuzz guitar.
In active since the late 70s, Narita is a Japanese psychedelic underground legend. After playing in cult bands like Kyoaku no Intention, he founded the brutal heavy- psych power trio High Rise in the 80s. His furious guitar playing, which involves lethal doses of fuzz- wah at ear- splitting volume, can also be heard on his current band Green Flames (featuring Mitsuru Tabata from Acid Mothers Temple).
In 2014 Narita released a Japanese only CD titled Psyche De Loid, doing heavy guitar fuzzed- out covers of classic psych songs from the 60s/70s. But Psyche De Loid was also the first ever psychedelic album recorded using the Vocaloid technology. Very popular in Japan, Vocaloid is a software / singing synthesizer: you enter the lyrics of a song into the program, add music, and then you can have one of the Vocaloids or Vocal Androids, mostly female - sing for you in a bizarre android type vocals.
Vocaloid is often associated with J- Pop but on Psyche De Loid Narita smash this genre into a wall with the contrast of killer, Ron Asheton- alike piercing fuzz- wah guitar and child- like android vocals, featuring surreal covers of tracks by Stooges, Hendrix, Blue Cheer, Shocking Blue, Pink Floyd, MC5, Jefferson Airplane
Previously available as a Japanese only CD, heres the first ever vinyl edition with new artwork.
One of the finest acid- punk shredders to ever walk the planet, Munehiro Narita gives these time- honored psych rock classics a serious kick in the ass, in the most bizarre and Japanese of musical settings" Steve Krakow (Galactic Zoo)
Munehiro Narita (High Rise et al) bleeds all over a series of massively re- wired cover versions of classic psych while computer generated little girl vocals relocate the whole damn thing in another future altogether. David Keenan (Wire, Volcanic Tongue)
Side A: Fire - Venus - Summertime Blues - You Keep Me Hangin On - Move Over
Side B: Born To Be Wild - White Rabbit - Kick Out The Jams - Astronomy Domine - Little Doll