This brilliant, super-limited cassette from Hitoshi Kojo collects various pieces that the Japanese psychedelic-drone-noise artist recorded on cassette back in the early to mid '90s, making the media especially suitable to the material.
While Kojo's recent output as Juppala Kaapio and Spiracle has embodied a shamanistic ritualism through freak-folk instrumentation and cracked-drone expressionism, his earliest work was more of a feral beast with full-spectrum clattering of acoustic sounds and ecstatic noise shimmer.
The six tracks densely pack the 45 minute cassette, with slippery references between the hallowed percussive dronescaping of Angus MacLise and the bloodcurdling wash of Matthew Bower's Sunroof!
There are definitely glimpses of the psychedelic density that Kojo later refined through his luminous Juppala Kaapio recordings, but we would never decry the howling skree, ghostly harmonics, and vertiginous grit that sprawl across Lux Ova.
Comes housed in a handsomely die-cut O-card.