Houseside “Mindwar”

Houseside \

Going back to 1994 here, the fabulous SSE label (founded by the late, great Musashi Kitamura of YBO2 and others) released this vaguely mysterious album that nobody seems to have heard of. At first glance, given the band name, title, and cover art you’d be forgiven for expecting it to be an electronic thing, but in fact these six long tracks are a pretty rough sort of post-punk/cosmic rock kind of thing, and respectable indeed. From the aptly-titled opening song, “Headphone Trance” through “Hell Fire” to the concluding “The Devine (sic) Engine,” this trio covers a lot of avant-rock ground. I haven’t come across the members elsewhere, so I’m not sure what ever happened to them, and as far as I know this is the only release from Houseside: Aya Honda, Hiroki Kaminaga, and Mamoru Shimoshige (no instruments listed). If anyone knows more, please comment! I’d be quite curious to learn any other details.

Listen: The Third Hallucination

~ by masonoise on April 26, 2008.

One Response to “Houseside “Mindwar””

  1. The sound remind me of Coaltar of the Deepers.(recomended)
    Haven’t found out something about this band since the post?

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