Photo: Bryony McIntyre

Kyoaku No Intention

Event

22 May 2005  •  The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead

What we wrote at the time…

 

Originally conceived in the early 80s as a duo project to stand alongside his legendary speed rock outfit High Rise, Munehiro Narita’s Kyoaku No Intention (Worst Intentions) fired out some of the most compelling no-wave improvised rock of the time.  Long dormant and with original recordings impossibly rare, few had the chance to hear the unit, until a couple of years back when Narita decided to team up with free jazz drummer Shoji Hano for a few shows around Tokyo.  And this new conception is a quite bewildering one, one that writhes and burns; Narita’s distorted, screaming guitar shooting out flattening, all out Hendrix-style explosions, countered by Hano’s tumbling, jackhammer percussive flail. It makes for some of the most brutal and thrilling rock you’re likely to hear at the moment.  This is their first ever show outside Japan.

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