高柳昌行 - APRIL IS THE CRUELLEST MONTH
April is the cruellest month (the spelling is Takayanagi's, not my own) is an album by the legendary 高柳昌行 and his New Direction Unit. The title of this album is taken from the first line of the 1922 poem The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot (written before his ridiculous conversion to Anglicanism in '27). but where that poem (or groups of poems) was more stark and bold, this album is bloodcurdling and violent. every scrape of the guitar, every whine of the saxophone, every crash in the background feels like the soundtrack to a breaking mind. every once in a while it even borders on noise à la 非常階段 or 灰野敬二. and the violence and destruction just escalates as the album goes on, coming to its climax on the vicious final track, "My Friend, Blood Shaking My Heart".
in my personal opinion, i think this is most likely 高柳昌行's opus.
1. We Have Existed
2. What Have We Given?
3. My Friend, Blood Shaking My Heart