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Ruins

Ruins plays a unique form of manic and twisted progressive rock for these millennial times. Ruins' compositions are complex and can be disorienting to any listener who is accustomed to less innovative, dynamic, and demanding musics. Drummer/vocalist Tatsuya Yoshida, the founding member of Ruins, formed the band in 1985. Since that time, there have been a number of different bass players, including Kawamoto Hideki, Kimoto Kazuyoshi, Ryuichi Masuda, and Hisashi Sasaki. Bandleader/drummer/singer Yoshida credits such diverse influences as progressive rock stalwarts Magma, classical composers such as Chopin, and traditional throat singing from Tuva. Though hints of these and other influences (e.g., Bill Bruford, Rush, Pink Floyd, Gong, King Crimson, Yes, and Genesis) often come through in the Ruins sound, there is no mistaking Ruins for anyone else. Many Ruins compositions employ odd time signatures, sudden tempo changes, and passages of heavily processed noise. The bass, which unlike most has six strings, is often threaded through various effects. Vocables are meant to be nonsensical (and that's how they sound) and are usually improvised, as are portions of the songs. The overall sound is chaotic yet precise, noisy yet harmonious, catchy yet repelling, frenetic yet disciplined.

As if the demands of Ruins were not enough, Yoshida keeps himself busy with various other musical projects (e.g., Koenji Hyakkei, Korekyojinn, and Daimonji). From time to time, Ruins has collaborated with others, including saxophonist/producer John Zorn, Fushitsusha noise guitarist Keiji Haino, keyboardist Kenichi Oguchi, vocalists Eleonola Emi and Aki Kubota, acrobatic punkers Schlong, avant-proggers Guapo, Kazutoki Umezu, producer Steve Albini, and guitarists Derek Bailey and Jason Willet. Ruins has many releases in the form of singles, collaborations, and full-length CDs. Among the full-length albums are Stonehenge (1990), Burning Stone (1992), Refusal Fossil (1997), and Symphonica (1998). Pallaschtom followed, comprised of three tracks: a classical music medley, a hard rock medley, and a progressive rock medley. Critically celebrated, Ruins found time to release a compilation of rarities, titled 1986-1992, in the spring of 2002. Several months later, Tzomborgha appeared. After the departure of fourth bassist Hisashi Sasaki, Tatsuya Yoshida forged on with Ruins as a solo act, performing live as Ruins Alone and releasing the album Alone in 2011. ~ John Vallier
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Tzomborgha

1. Komnigriss

2. Skhanddraviza

3. Mennevuogth

4. Messiaen

5. Wanzhemvergg

6. Djubatczegromm

7. Zajyu

8. Issighirudoh

9. Muoljimbog

10. Gurthemvhail

11. Pachtseills

12. Chittam Irangaayo

13. Tzomborgha

14. Black Sabbath Medley Reversible

15. Mahavishnu Orchestra Medley

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Track List: Mandala 2000: Live at Kichijojo Mandala II

1. Gharaviss Perrdoh

2. Vrresto

3. Bilmguass (Live)

4. Kippssidamn

5. Bupphairodazz

6. Ffilhizabmn (Live)

7. Quetzalcoatl

8. Classical Music Medley (Live)

9. Pallaschtom (Live)

10. Jallamjikko

11. Impro1

12. Dagdad

13. Laiptchig

14. Nivaftopoftz

15. Impro2

16. Znohjmo

17. Snare

18. Impro 3

19. Hyderomastgroningem

20. Hardrock Medley (Live)

21. Impro 4

22. Impro 5

23. Yawiquo

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Track List: Pallaschtom

1. Pallaschtom

2. Gharaviss Perrdoh

3. Znohjmo

4. Nivaftopoftz

5. Celledomi Guazto

6. Guamallapish

7. Korromda Peimm

8. Kippssidamn

9. Czerudmuntzail

10. Schvostess

11. Blimmguass

12. Bupphairodazz

13. Jallamjikko

14. Ffilhizabmn

15. Quetzalcoatl

16. Yawiquo

17. Classical Music Medley

18. Hard Rock Medley

19. Progressive Rock Medley

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Track List: Symphonica

1. Thebes

2. Graviyaunosch

3. Big Head

4. Praha In Spring

5. Thrive

6. Infect

7. Brixon Varromiks

8. Bliezzaning Moltz

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Track List: Vrresto (2004 re-release)

1. Snare

2. Warrido

3. Ffenniko

4. Dagdad

5. Kpaligoth

6. Beguotto

7. Zumn-Vigo

8. Cozhritto

9. Savollodix

10. Quopern

11. Laipthcig

12. Jarregoh

13. Mokchilco

14. Larikoschodel

15. Vrresto

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Track List: Hyderomastgroningem

1. Hyderomastgroningem

2. Brixon Varromiks

3. 0'33"

4. Economic Mond Possa

5. Pig Brag Crack

6. Prrifth

7. Pontemcorary Music #1

8. Zurna Taksim

9. Comme A La Radio

10. Gravestone

11. Memories Of Zworrisdeh

12. Skyscraper

13. Dolnnen Vlast

14. Stone Eater

15. Pontemcorary Music #2

16. Del Fanci Kant

17. Bonze From Hell

18. Speed Ball

19. Ordinary People In Idaho

20. Bliezzanning Moltz

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Track List: 1986-1992

1. Outburn

2. Epigonen

3. Body & Soul

4. Sanctuary

5. Cambodia

6. Human Being

7. Entropy

8. Birth Control

9. Hallelujah

10. Dadaism

11. Ripples

12. Infect

13. Bug

14. Plexus

15. Bighead

16. Kibbutz

17. Hail

18. Stonehenge

19. Burning Stone

20. Zasca Coska

21. Gold Stone

22. Praha In Spring

23. Grubdango

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Track List: Place Of No Pity

1. Inhabit The Twilight

2. A Lesson In Ruthlessness

3. Death Lends The Ultimate Touch

4. Winter's Will

5. Place Of No Pity

6. Desolation

7. Let Them Parish

8. Oath

9. Merciless

Comments

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Exactly perfect blend of fury, precision, and anarchy. Awesome.
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Excellence!! ! Any Metal heads wanna follow me?
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kwmctyer
A review that does justice to the music. Love the Ruins
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Great Music! It's soothing to the mind, nerves and soul. I love it!
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yeahhh baby. don't forget the submerged ancient pyramidal ruins off the coast of.......... o s a k a ? Japan r.i.p. Long Live Japan!
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It's 2010! I love Ruins.
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duranmypt6
this is good music!
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rob.zebeck
Of all the (very few) Chaos Rock bands this is by far the best (sorry Mike Patton, we love you, but Ruins is cooler than Fantomas or Mr. Bungle)
One day the idiots in the music press will realize this isn't "noise-influ n c e d jazz rock" or some Acid Mothers side projects...s i g h . . . .
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This band f**king rips! As schizophreni c and beatuiful as the world we live in.

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