Format: Vinyl>New

Black Editions

Limited vinyl LP pressing, the first ever edition to feature artists originally intended metallic gold and silver jacket artwork. Housed in custom printed deluxe Stoughton tip-on jacket, including black on black inserts, extras, and hand colored finishes. Meticulously remastered by Elysian Masters and cut by Bernie Grundman Mastering. Over the last fifty years few musicians or performers have created as monumental and uncompromising a body of work as that of Keiji Haino. Through a vast number of recordings and performances Haino has staked out a ground all his own creating a language of unparalleled intensity that defies any simple classification. For all this, his 1981 debut album Watashi Dake? has remained enigmatic. Originally released in a small edition by the legendary Pinakotheca label, the album was heard by only a select few in Japan and far fewer overseas. Original vinyl copies became impossibly rare and highly sought after the world over. Watashi Dake? presents a haunting vision stark vocals, whispered and screamed, punctuate dark silences. Intricate and sharp guitar figures interweave, repeat and stretch, trance-like, emerging from dark recesses. Written and composed on the spot Hainos vision is one of deep spiritual depths that distantly evokes 1920s blues and medieval music- yet is unlike anything ever committed to record before or since. Coupled with starkly minimal packaging featuring the now iconic cover photographs by legendary photographer Gin Satoh, the album is a startling and fully realized artistic statement.

Release Date: 2017-06-23

1. My Refuge
2. The Disallowed
3. Rise From The Dead
4. Lay It Open
5. Bring To An End
6. I Can't Do It Properly
7. More More More
8. Even If I Break Through
9. Falling Apart
10. Try To Come This Far
11. Though I Want To Laugh
12. I Want To Return
13. Devotion* *Download only track