Described by eminent critic David Keenan as the pinnacle of rock music to date (“From where I’m sitting it feels like the whole history of rock music has led up to this”), Fushitsusha are undoubtedly one of the most electric forces at the vanguard of rock and roll. With the dual weight of psychedelic rock and Japanese noise behind them and the legendary figure of Kaiji Haino out front, the ultimate power-trio channel pure emotion into a strangled post-rock format; post-rock in the sense that rock had to happen before this could evolve from it.
As free jazz collides with free noise and blues riffs rise from deep within the maelstrom, Fushitsusha stand in total control of their overwhelming music. It’s a sonic attack like few others and with the shamanic presence of Haino there as a focal point and spiritual guide, the results are devastating on both the ears and the psyche. This is their first ever Irish date and a very rare chance to catch one of the modern era’s most potent forces in their natural habitat.
Where: The Village
When: Tuesday, Oct. 9th, 8pm
The Damage: €20