HIBUSHIBIRE ‘Magical Metamorphosis Third Eye’ Supernova Splatter LP (Exclusive)
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title: Magical Metamorphosis Third Eye
catalogue # REPOSELP128
format: Vinyl LP (Supernova / Pumpkin & red splatter)
A1. Orangesunshine Of Your Lovemachine (4:20)
A2. We Won't Go Back To The Past (4:06)
A3. Death Surfin USA (2:53)
A4. Tomorrow Never Ever Knows (6:46)
B. Ayahuasca Witch Abduction (20:43)
This edition is ONLY available direct from the label here and via the label bandcamp site
This is a label exclusive edition of 300 copies worldwide
OBI strip (fold around the spine style, supplied cut/folded and flat)
Housed in a full colour outer sleeve
Double colour sided insert
Polylined inner bag
Osaka three piece Hibushibire return after a long break, with a new line up and a stunning third album.
Following the successes of their debut album 'Freak Out Orgasm!' (2017), the follow up ‘Turn On, Tune In, Freak Out’ (2019) and two very well received UK tours. The band headed home to Osaka, Japan and then, the pandemic hit.
During this downtime, guitarist/vocalist Changchang decided to create a new power trio. Enter Tetsuji Toyoda (Bass/Vocals) & Aoi Hama (Drums/Vocals). The new trio have spent the last three years writing new music, playing live and honing their sound in Japan, and a short well received tour of Taiwan with Riot Season labelmates Dope Purple. And now finally, Hibushibire mark 2 is born properly.
“Hibushibire has returned after a change of members. A psychedelic, progressive work, suitable for a new beginning"
Entering the studio with Acid Mothers Temple/Mainliner guru Makoto Kawabata in the producer chair once again, the band recorded album number three, 'Magical Metamorphosis Third Eye’. Makoto also adds some of his own trademark guitar howls through out the album, perfectly complimenting Changchang’s own growing prowess.
Here the band have taken their trademark psych-rock blasts and blended them perfectly with some more trippy, dare I say sweet psychedelic sounds, which at times echo prime Gong on side two’s 20 minutes epic ‘Ayahuasca Witch Abduction’
“The idea of this album is based on the theme of "occultism and mysticism". But it's not a serious thing, it's about the things we like (UFOs, pyramids, psychic phenomena, shamanism etc) and we all had fun while making it. In terms of what makes it different from the previous Hibushibire albums, it’s where AOI HAMA's vocals are present. I had wanted to use a female vocalist for a long time, so it was a good feeling!”
Like the bands first two albums, 'Magical Metamorphosis Third Eye’ is very much an album of two halves. Side one again is full of killer shorter tracks, while side two is reserved for a blinding majestic 20 minute epic ‘Ayahuasca Witch Abduction’. Which I can’t wait to hear live.
Perhaps the biggest musical surprise here though is probably track two, the beautifully mellow tripped out ‘We Won't Go Back To The Past’, which sounds like it’s been beamed straight out of the late 60s/early 70s
The band also tip a nod to the Beatles psychedelic classic ‘Tomorrow Never Ever Knows’, but with their own twist of course.
It’s clear with the line up changes, Changchang has decided to expand the bands musical pathway, and he’s achieve stunning results.
The band plan to return to the UK and Europe in 2024 to see friends old and new.
Tetsuji Toyoda - Bass / Bass Synthesizer / Vocal (Mermaid Mountain)
Aoi Hama - Drums / Suntur / Vocal (Cat Tongue Queen)
Changchang - Guitar / Acoustic Guitar / Guitar Synthesizer / Bouzouki / Electronics / Vocal (Melting Eye Spectacle)