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ITANSHA - Paranoia Demo 7"

ITANSHA - Paranoia Demo 7"

Warthog Speak

$9.99 CAD
I have repeatedly listened to this demo since its release in 2012 and am overjoyed that someone has finally pressed it to vinyl. This is distorted d-beat hardcore punk executed to perfection. Stripped-down, minimalistic, raging and raw as fuck - not unlike something you'd hear on ADK in the 80s. The name ITANSHA comes from a Japanese subcultural phenomenon in which a motorbike has been plastered with anime, manga or video game characters. If that doesn't crack your brain up, then just listen to the damn thing already. - RT


"This record has a track that repeats the same “part” about 368 times by my count, has no vocals, and advances on six minutes in length like some kind of fucked up D-beat dub edit that wields confusion as a hammer and tricks you into pounding your fist in the air in opposing sway to your swelling, banging head. That should be all you needed to hear but just in case... ITANSHA was a one-and-done project envisaged and carried out entirely by Daiki Kusuhara (MORPHEME, VACCUUM, HEAT, CRIME DESIRE, YADOKAI) employing all instrumentation and vocals. Seven cuts of raw, globe-trotting hardcore punk like a nice middle ground between the cacophonic mania of noisy Japanese hardcore of the ’80s, and the dense, humid desperation of brawny Mexican and South American raw hardcore. Originally released on cassette in 2012 by Life Sucker." - WARTHOG SPEAK

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