Live Aoiheya January 2003

— Released 2005 —

A brief live EP from one of Japan (and the world's) most idiosyncratic bands.

Catalogue ID # CH050

Product Description

Live Aoiheya January 2003 documents an entire brief performance by this unique band, incidentally the first Maher show that Chapter boss Guy Blackman saw after moving to live in Japan in 2002 (he returned to Melbourne in 2004).

It captures the band in a variety of guises unusual even for them, including an extended abstract instrumental, songs based on conversations between band members, passages by Japanese composers, vocal relays and a Brahms waltz.

In the EP’s 26 minutes Maher Shalal Hash Baz manage to cover more ground than most bands do in their whole career, all the while maintaining a spirit and idiosyncracy that is  idenitifiably their own.