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Ruins / Ruinzhatova

Ruins / Ruinzhatova
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Ruins is a Japanese experimental rock duo of drum set and electric bass guitar. The group, formed in 1985, was supposedly intended to be a power trio; the guitarist, however, never showed up to the band's first rehearsal, so the group has primarily remained a duo, though a configuration called Ruinzhatova (Ruins-Hatoba) features guitarist Seiichi Yamamoto. The drummer is Tatsuya Yoshida and the group has featured four different bass players over its history. Yoshida also uses the Ruins name on other duo collaborations, notably Sax Ruins (with saxophonist Ryoko Ono and RonRuins with Ron Anderson.
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http://www5e.biglobe.ne.jp/~ruins
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Releases on file (19)
Sax Ruins — Blimmguass Sax Ruins — Blimmguass
(Skin Graft GR112CD, 2013, CD)
Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition Various Artists — Romantic Warriors II: About Rock in Opposition
(Zeitgeist Media 2, 2012, DVD)
Ruins Alone — Ruins Alone Ruins Alone — Ruins Alone
(Skin Graft 100, 2011, CD)
Sax Ruins — Yawiquo Sax Ruins — Yawiquo
(Ipecac PC114, 2009, CD)
Ruinzhatova — Live in Somewhere Ruinzhatova — Live in Somewhere
(Magaibutsu no#, 2006/2020, DL)
Ruinzhatova — Close to the RH Ruinzhatova — Close to the RH
(Tractor Entertainment TLCA-1, 2003, CD)
Ruins — Live in Guang Zhou - China Ruins — Live in Guang Zhou - China
(Magaibutsu no#, 2002, DL)
Ruins — Tzomborgha Ruins — Tzomborgha
(Magaibutsu no#, 2002/2016, DL)
RonRuins — Big Shoes RonRuins — Big Shoes
(Magaibutsu MGC-20, 2001, CD)
Ruins — Live at Kichijoji / Mandala II Ruins — Live at Kichijoji / Mandala II
(Tzadik TZ 7234, 2001, CD)
Ruins — Pallaschtom Ruins — Pallaschtom
(Magaibutsu no#, 2000/2016, DL)
Ruins — Symphonica Ruins — Symphonica
(Tzadik TZ 7215, 1998, CD)
Ruins — Vrresto Ruins — Vrresto
(Skin Graft GR 76CD, 1998/2005, CD)
Ruins — Hyderomastgroningem Ruins — Hyderomastgroningem
(Tzadik TZ 7202, 1995, CD)
Ruins-Hatoba (Ruinzhatova) — Ruins-Hatoba Ruins-Hatoba (Ruinzhatova) — Ruins-Hatoba
(Magaibutsu MGC-04, 1994, CD)
Ruins — Graviyaunosch Ruins — Graviyaunosch
(Nipp Guitar NG-D03, 1993, CD)
Ruins — Burning Stone Ruins — Burning Stone
(Magaibutsu no#, 1992/2017, DL)
Ruins — Stonehenge Ruins — Stonehenge
(Magaibutsu no#, 1990/2016, DL)
Ruins — Infect Ruins — Infect
(Magaibutsu no#, 1988/2018, DL)

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