This 1971 recording from Keiji Haino is an extraordinary archival piece which features the Fushitsusha guitarist's earliest free jazz-inspired work. No surprise, then, that the work of Albert Ayler and Cecil Taylor was of profound influence and equal importance as the psychedelic rock of Blue Cheer and Guru Guru. Keiji Haino may be known for his disruptive, feedback-drenched guitar workouts, and this recording is evidence that he was creating equally disturbing sound walls on piano and percussion way back in 1971. Lost Araaff is a must-have for fans of the guitarist's solo work and with Fushitsusha and Vajra, to hear where it all began.
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AllMusic Review by Dean McFarlane