The Hijohkaidan Tapes



Limited Edition 400 copies

"The Hijohkaidan Tapes" originally came out in 1986 on Jojo Hiroshige's cult label Alchemy Records.
It is not only a historical collection of material from the Japanese Noise innovators, but also pays homage to Hijokaidan's predecessors, with the cover art a homage to Faust's 1973 collage classic "The Faust Tapes".
The album includes tracks previously released on cassette, dating back to their incarnation in 1979, with the LP being a retrospective of tracks from 1979-1986.
Joining the classic line-up of Jojo, T. Mikawa, Junko Yuka, are Shintaroh Sugiyama (The Stalin), and the first LP appearance of The Incapacitants, with Mikawa joined by Hanatarash / Boredoms Yamatsuka Eye.

'Salem's Lot' may be the stand out track here with creepy phased to hell organ and electronics, constant feedback piercing throughout, and blood curdling screams straight from the depths below. The opening track 'Angel Dust' is the first ever recording from Hijokaidan, with a performance so high in volume and destruction that they were immediately banned from using the studio again.
One of the best features of this album is the fantastic notes filling out the cover featuring an extensive Discography, as well as a track by track rundown to keep you enticed while Hijokaidan destroys your brain!

This re-issue, dated 2019, Includes a Hijokaidan postcard and a Hijohkaidan Tapes sticker.
Limited edition of 400 copies on black vinyl

A1 Hijohkaidan - Angel Dust 8:44
A2 Hijohkaidan - Circles 5:04
A3 The Incapacitants - No-Titled 2:19
A4 Hijohkaidan - The Beyond 11:51
B1 Hijohkaidan - Salem's Lot 18:46
B2 Hijohkaidan - Silver Machine 4:36

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