Christine 23 Onna - Shiny Crystal Planet

>> Sunday, December 9, 2007

Formed in 1993 as a duo by Yamazaki Maso and guitarist Toda Fusao from Angel'in Heavy Syrup, Christine 23 Onna is described by the band themselves as a "space mondo psychedelic group." The sound of Christine 23 Onna is very different to that of Masonna, Space Machine, or that of Angel'in Heavy Syrup. It is based around a fusion of the psychedelic phrases of accomplished guitarist and composer Fusao, and the spacey electronics of Yamazaki. While the music of Christine 23 Onna is experimental, at the same time there is something about its pop fashion sense that would make it the perfect colorful, acid soundtrack for trips both good and bad at some hip, astro-modernist, interior-designed go-go lounge - all shimmering crystals, glass beads, fluorescent plastic and shining metallic finishes. Unusual for any project involving Yamazaki, this one has groovy repeating beats and a clear sense of compositional structure.

1. Drive To Crystal Planet (6:08)
2. Cosmic Jungle (3:27)
3. Christine Hop #1 (3:57)
4. Christine Hop #2 (2:46)
5. Insect Voice (0:48)
6. Mondo Nude Mode (4:53)
7. Groovy Spacy '70 (7:12)
8. Hypnosis (5:36)
9. Under Cover Of Darkness (2:27)
10. Pulse On Pulse (3:45)
11. Moon Over (4:57)
12. New Dawn On Crystal Planet (1:24)



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