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Heretic — Yayoi Dream
(Belle Antique 93602, 1996, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 1997-02-01

Yayoi Dream Cover art

Hiro Kawahara was the central member of Heretic and he contributed electric violin, electric guitar, synths, keyboards, sequencers, electronic percussion, voice, drum machines, tapes, devices, and treatments to their music. Obviously a multi-talented composer and musician. Hiro was kind enough to send me a pre-release tape of his new song "Yayoi Dream." "Yayoi Dream" is quite a dream state! You pass through at least six levels or dreams as you move from the nightmarish ride that opens the song to the drifting ambient music that closes it all out. In between you pass through realms alternating between Heldon, Frohmader, and quiet space music. "Yayoi Dream" combines the influences witnessed on Heretic’s 1984-88 to create something unique. I look forward to the official release of "Yayoi Dream" and can only pray the rest of the music is of the same caliber.


Filed under: New releases, 1996 releases

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