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Shimura Koji & Suzuki Junzo-It Will Be New Miminokoto (plunk's plan/JPN/CDR/2007)

1.Yume No Mukou (Farside Of A Dream) (Jutok Kaneko)
2.Hilari No Uzu (A Whirlpool Of Light) 8:45
3.Rasen No Kidou (That Spiral Orbit) 6:54
4.Shiki (The Hour Of Death) (Jutok Kaneko) 6:02
5.1-3-5 6:09

Personnel:
Shimura Koji:Drums
Suzuki Junzo:Vocal,Guitar

Recorded at Atelier Himawari, Spring of 2007
All lyrics by Suzuki, All Songs by Shimura without noted.

Mixed By, Mastered By - Iwao Yamazaki (Atelier Himawari)

Release Date : April 2007

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Notes:
Pre-MIMINOKOTO Recordings As Duo, Shimura & Suzuki. 5 pieces of Studio recordings included Jutok Kaneko's Songs. Limited 50. You can listen two songs (Whirlpool of Light/Hour of death) on MIMINOKOTO's MYSPACE.
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REVIEW:
It was a shame when Miminokoto stopped playing a year or two ago, but now we can all be pleased that itfs resulted in two joys for the price of one. Guitarist Kawaguchi has his New Rock Syndicate, and now drummer Koji Shimura (known to many as well for his participation in groups like Acid Mothers Temple and Mainliner) continues Miminokoto. Itfs unclear whether this is in fact the new Miminokoto, but since thatfs what the title says, wefll assume as much.

So here Shimura is joined by guitarist-about-town Suzuki Junzo, about whom Ifve written previously. Thankfully, Suzukifs profile seems to be getting higher, because hefs a fantastic player with a fine emotional sense to him.

This short CDR EP, which seems to be sold out but may still be available if you do some hunting, offers five songs ? two of them written by the late Jutoku Kaneko of Kousokuya. Those two songs are quite effecting, both on their own and due to the added gravitas of Kanekofs recent passing, which has affected the Tokyo scene just as strongly as one might imagine. The three originals by Junzo and Koji are also terrific, in a similar vein to previous Miminokoto outings but with a rougher, more devil-may-care feeling. Junzofs playing fits perfectly, even while bringing a different sensibility to the Miminokoto style. I really hope that wefll be hearing and seeing more from this new configuration of Miminokoto ? soon.
Mason Jones (Ongaku Blog)
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LINK:
Miminokoto Myspace
http://www.myspace.com/miminokoto
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