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Melt-Banana – Animali In Calore Surriscaldati Con Ipertermia Genitale / Cat In Red (2020) Vinyl Album

Album: Animali In Calore Surriscaldati Con Ipertermia Genitale / Cat In Red

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Music Genre: Punk Rock Noise Avantgarde Experimental

Label: Unhip Records

Release Country: Italy

Record Type: 2 Tracks Vinyl Album

Melt-Banana is a band from Tokyo, Japan. They were formed around 1991/1992 by singer Yasuko Onuki. Yasuko soon met guitar player Ichirou Agata and they also teamed up with bassist Rika. In the early stages they performed under the name Mizu. Famous noise musician KK Null (of Zeni Geva) took notice and arranged for them to fly to Chicago, USA to work with Steve Albini on their first album "Speak Squeak Creak" (1994) which Null released on his own label Nux Organization. Their second album "Scratch or Stitch" was released on cult label Skin Graft and since then they've released all their albums on their own A-Zap Records. They first got big notice on their US tour with Mr. Bungle.
The core sound of Melt-Banana is punk and the distinct "puppy-yelping" vocals shouted by Yasuko coupled with Agata's charcteristic guitar playing using a wide array of special effects pedals which often sound something like hip-hop/scratching has given them a very large cult following over the world. They have collaborated with Merzbow, John Zorn and Otomo Yoshihide among others, all big names in the "noise scene". And with 6 studio albums, 2 live albums, 20+ singles, EPs, splits and collaborations under their belt they continue to pour out their music and tour frequently.
Recently they have played several shows under the name MELT-BANANA Lite. This is when they perform without any guitar or bass and just using drums/vocals and an array of electronics an (...)

2 Tracks
A Animali In Calore Surriscaldati Con Ipertermia Genitale0:44
B Cat In Red1:59

Mastered and pressed at Erika Records, California

Side A: white side
Published by Mal Di Gola (ASCAP)
Side B: stamped side
Published by Iguana Coax Music (BMI)

This was a limited release as not long after its release a second pressing was made, there is however no statement on the release regarding it being limited as there is on the second pressing.

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