Japanese band Green Milk From The Planet Orange
unveiled an original form of prog-rock on the
EP The Shape of Rock to Come (2001), containing the
19-minute cosmic psychedelic chant In The Space Far Away From This Planet
and the 14-minute Switch On,
and on Birth of the Neo Trip (2002), containing the 16-minute
When Every Color Turns Black
(whose atmospheric acid-raga-jazz fusion turns into a more conventional hard-rock tornado)
and the 26-minute Ground Lyrics.
He's Crying "Look" (Beta-Lactam Ring, 2004)
reprises When Every Colour Turns Black and adds the
City Calls Revolution (Beta-Lactam Ring, 2005)
20-minute Concrete City Breakdown, whose first movement invents a
melodic form of Terry Riley's minimalism
and whose last movement is a hysterical gallop and a
hard-rocking jam a` la Fushitsusha
is sandwiched in between,
38-minute A Day In The Planet Orange, whose litany turns into one of
their most savage jams,
plus the seven-minute OMGS and the eight-minute Demagog.
The mini-album You Take me to the World (2007) contains
the 24-minute Away
After a long hiatus, the band released
Third (Inferior Planet, 2019).
The 20-minute Abraxus exhibits the usual alternating of
guitar-driven thunderstorms and quiet sections (alas, sometimes with singing).
At its best, the 13-minute Phoenix is a virulent noise-rock song a` la
Jesus Lizard, but at its worst
it indulges in sterile, slow, interplay.
The problem with this genre of music is that there is little that one can add
to an already gigantic canon of prog-rock and psych-rock music without sounding
dejavu or even obsolete.
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