SEASICK: Imago/Gestalt: CD

Nov 16, 2010

Know jackshit about this band, but considering the label’s origin, the copious use of Japanese writing on the cover, and the lyrical translations included, I’m guessing they are, in fact, big in Japan. This appears to be a collection of EP and comp tracks with a few unreleased recordings thrown in for good measure. The thirty tunes here zip by fast ’n’ angry, with more experimental tracks strategically dropped in to break up the monotony. Their originals ain’t too shabby, and they have the distinction of turning in the best cover of Black Flag’s “Wound Up” I’ve heard to date.

 –jimmy (