井内賢吾 - あなたの狂気の春が咲く
あなたの狂気の春が咲く is an album by 井内賢吾 (or, Kingo Iuchi) from 1997. essentially, nothing seems to be known in the western world about Iuchi (and, when you put his name written in kanji into google, not many useful japanese sites come up, either). as another blogger put it, he seems to be a complete mystery. there aren't even any good pictures of him (the only ones that can be found are horribly blurred, in red, or in black and white [there are a few faces on his album Inugami to Kachiku, but i'm not sure if they're actually Iuchi or not]).
the music that Iuchi makes is a mix of noise and the blackest of folk. his voice pants, shouts, hisses, screams, and cracks up, and his guitar crackles and twangs, sounding more like a biwa than a guitar. in fact, from time to time, he does indeed sound like a biwa player from the early Edo period, chanting a story of ghosts and oni spirits in a buddhist temple.
worth noting is the spectacular album art by the legendary Suehiro Maruo.