Jun Ray Song Chang
Asa Chang & Junray
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||Hana||Asa Chang & Junray||6:43||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Preach||Asa Chang & Junray||4:06||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Kobana||Asa Chang & Junray||4:31||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Nigatsu||Asa Chang & Junray||5:47||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Goo-Gung-Gung||Asa Chang & Junray||2:04||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Kutsu 2||Asa Chang & Junray||1:01||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Jippun||Asa Chang & Junray||9:33||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Kokoni Sachiari||Asa Chang & Junray||3:24||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Tabla Bol (Catastrophe)||Asa Chang & Junray||2:25||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Radio No Youni (Comme a la Radio)||Asa Chang & Junray||6:30||$1.69||View in iTunes|
||Kutsu||Asa Chang & Junray||2:03||$1.69||View in iTunes|
Tony Morley's fascination with the obtuse has carved out an enviable reputation for his London-based Leaf label. "Hana" opens the album, the disfigured call and response between cut-up spoken word and Asa-Chang's drunken clacks of percussion comparable to a Lynch-esque car crash, with a hair-raising blend of emotive string rises left to rein in the chaotic drum works. This first track pretty much summates an album which collates the band's recordings for the Hot Cha and Trattoria imprints, all recorded in the spirit of kidoairaku, a Japanese word encapsulating the full emotive spectrum of humanity, where thunderclaps are as likely as psychotic beats or simple jazz-folk compositions. A difficult, through ultimately rewarding, listen.
Years Active: '90s, '00s