Black Editions is proud to present the definitive edition of High Rise’s classic 1986 album “High Rise II”. Newly mixed and mastered by Nanjo Asahito and featuring restored original LP artwork with heavy textured jacket and metallic ink printing. Also including new insert featuring never before seen band photos and artwork by guitarist Munehiro Narita.
Born from the explosive chemistry of bassist/vocalist ASAHITO NANJO and frenetic guitarist MUNEHIRO NARITA, HIGH RISE blazed a wild new stream of psychedelic guitar music from the 1980’s Tokyo Underground.
Their second album, High Rise II, is a defining document of the band and unquestionably one of the greatest albums to emerge from 20th century underground Japan and beyond. With Nanjo’s distorted thunder bass and Narita’s wildly narrative lead guitar playing, High Rise II is a non-stop tour de force of improvised rock music. Combining elements of garage rock, punk and no wave, the band pushed all levels fully in-the-red and transcended the limits of rock and psychedelia to create a raw, unique expansion of the music.
Housed in heavy Stoughton tip-on jackets this new edition restores the original vinyl version’s textured black and silver artwork. Pressed onto high quality vinyl by RTI.