Keiji Haino’s 1973 Milky Way recording to be released on vinyl for the first time

Keiji Haino's 1973 Milky Way recording to be released on vinyl for the first time
Photo: Andy Newcombe

It’s time to make a case for another dissonant purchase: 1973 Live - Milky Way from Japanese noise artist and de facto soul custodian Keiji Haino. His body of work over several decades is lengthy and occasionally downright frightening to hear, and the release of note — out November 25 on Black Truffle Records — is actually one of (if not the) first ever recordings from him.

1973 Live - Milky Way originally received a limited CD release back in 1993, and the source of the recording is a 1973 show in Kyoto that predated by five years the formation of Haino’s band Fushitsusha, as well as his first solo studio album, which didn’t come until a whopping eight years later in the form of Watashi dake?. Retrospectively, it’s kind of a ridiculous to think that Milky Way’s 48-minutes of unceasing guitar-less drone happened at a time when people thought Led Zeppelin were innovative.

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