Sunday, April 29, 2007

HAN-SHAN - self titled (7") Soledad #02 1993

From the Olympia based label that brought us the incredible Toadliquor1 came this 7" from this San Diego dudes (members of Kirsch' s John Henry West, End Of The Line and later Salem Lights and Tight Bro's From Way Back When) and fuck: the production or mastering fucks this whole thing up. It sounds like shit shit shit and shit which is really sad since it's another spastic San Diego styled record - Flex! says so too. I also listened to it some days ago after nearly 5 years or so and I remembered them being heavier maybe my ears were poisoned with nowadays productions because I can' t remember this 7" being that weak and thin.
The lyrics are a bit in the vein of Angel Hair, but maybe based on and influenced by the Chinese poet from whom they got their name and who was also an influence to Kerouac. The whole packaging is also a reference to him.

Sorry for this posting, but I thought of this as a better record than I do now. At least the crazy wind instrument and sludge parts in the last song can reparate it a bit.

HAN-SHAN - self titled (7") Soledad #02 1993

side a:
1. in autumn
2. flesh light and stars
3. torrent
4. black teagarden

side b:
1. toast to the
2. insomnia
3. loquat tree
4. crain pattern
[OGG Vorbis, 256k, password: antithesis]

1 although rereleased as CD on SL I am going to post the 7" and LP here

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