Ruins have recorded with the likes of Derek Bailey and John Zorn, and have inherited the music constitution of avant-garde and progressive groups such as Magma, This Heat, Area, Frank Zappa, Henry Cow, King Crimson, Debussy and Webern, but their overwhelming physical power jettisons them into another realm, beyond borders of genre, to find opened arms and dropped jaws not only within these esteemed circles, but also among hardcore punk enthusiasts and metal audiences craving speed, technical ability and razor sharp precision.
RUINS made their debut to audiences in the USA and Europe in the early 90's with the release of the album Stonehenge on Shimmy Disc records. However, the band had recorded multiple releases prior to this in their native Japan. On "1986-1992", we unearth the bands earliest material, much of which is long out of print and has never been heard by RUINS "western audiences". Ruins founder Tatsuya Yoshida secreted away in the Magaibutsu Studio pouring over material from the bands first seven years and extensively remixed and remastered his favorite 23 songs for release on this CD.
in at a jam-packed 75 minutes, RUINS
"1986-1992" includes their debut 7", the cut from the NG
II compilation, tracks from the first 12" EP, selections from their
debut LP, plus remixed best of tracks from the Stonhenge and Burning Stone
LP's. This is the essential slice of Ruins for the
longtime fan or virgin eared enthusiast!
by Ruins at
FUN FACT(S): If you were to take all of the bands that Yoshida Tatsuya has been in and put them end to end, they would wrap around the world two and a half times!
Also see: AKATEN on the CAMP SKiN GRAFT compilation