artist: Sachiko
title: Golden Hypnos
released: 2009
artwork: Johan De Wilde



A. Golden Hypnos
B1. Elder Thing
B2. Chikaeshi No Uta


Volcanic Tongue
"Major new album from one of VT’s central obsession, Japanese underground femme Sachiko, ex of Kousokuya/Overhang Party. This LP is pressed on 180g vinyl and comes in a run of only 350 copies. The first side is a completely mesmerising stone. Accompanied by Rinji Fukuoka (Overhang Party) on voice and cello, Sachiko sounds as if she is gargling planets as she levitates wordless vocals through a slowly shifting bible-black background of orchestral drone and Eternal Music strings generated by vortices of cello and viola and hovering electronics. Can’t think of anything that so beautifully combines the vision of the original Dream Syndicate with the aesthetics of dark Japanese psychedelia. On the flip there are two tracks, both of which extend the time-blurring effects of the first side into new zones of heavenly tonefloat, with Sachiko’s high vocal style dissolving in butterflies of F/X while electronics hiss and spit and intergalactic shortwave travels through endless space. Easily the best record she has made to date, a mesmeric slice of higher-minded drone narcosis and a classic Japanese underground side. Highly recommended." (David Keenan, Volcanic Tongue)