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Suzuki Junzo & Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska – The Ascended Master Teachings Of …

Depending on your point of view, the pitting of cult psychonaut Suzuki Junzo against sludgy hard-psych enthusiasts Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska could either be seen as an instrumental marriage made in heaven or a riotous union of most unholy proportions. Truth be told, these underground heroes’ Ascended Master Teachings are both and their 4 tracks together lasting 75 punishing minutes are pure, glorious freak-out.

Slithering out of cosmic radiation, the Japanese guitarist let’s rip with what he’s been doing for most of the millennium under various guises, unleashing a near-constant stream of nuclear-accelerated proton energy to the colossal accompaniment, this time around, of one of Newcastle’s most doomed hoards. Powerful enough to flush out a confession from some field-hardened radical, the increasing heaviness dials up the intensity, primitive drums rolling alongside menacing bass distortion, Junzo’s solos arcing into the void during the killer final exchanges of the 23-minute opener.

While it’s follow-up starts in dreamier drones, these too soon begin to speed, a thunderous trail of acid-fried instrumentation in their wake washing up like Hokusai’s devastating masterpiece onto very distant shores. Aptly named, the shape-shifting “Order Of The Ash Ra Solar Temple” is then an exhausting, wah-fuelled marathon of strangled solos and frenzied kosmiche in turn, setting the tone for the bulldozing “SurRaelism” that follows. Apparently named after the UFO religion Raëlism, it’s a punishing climax that gouges a groove out of some cosmic ring system, full throttle all the way to fade-out. These are shock and awe teachings to subdue the heretic rather than convert him, the faithful already in rapturous throng.

~The Ascended Master Teachings Of Suzuki Junzo & Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska is released 6th September 2019 via the collaborative efforts of Cardinal Fuzz and Little Cloud.~