One of the consistently "hard" listens in modern music is Fushitsusha, Japanese noise at its finest, but difficult to listen to in anything other than small doses I find. Yet it is also well known that many shows by this band are of extreme length - five hours plus in some cases. So it is with some excitement that I stumbled across a huge stack of recordings of the band on a website that hosts "recordings of independent origin"
So I am now the proud possessor of about 20 live shows by either the full band or Keiji Haino on his own - and some are 6 cds long. Will I ever work my way through them all? Who knows - but certainly the first one I played got a firm thumbs down from Wife and I only played about 5 minutes.
Oddly enough, they recently played some shows in the UK - there is a great clip of them on youtube playing a 45 mins set in Hackney. And they played super trendy Cafe Oto then as well. If I lived in London still, these are the sort of shows I would go to.