Jin'Rik'Sha' - End Present (2x7")

Billy had the brilliant idea of tapping into the norwegian scene with his Kort Prosess post below, so I thought I'll follow suit. Here's the Jin'Rik'Sha' double 7" from 1999 (in one of my most favorite labels - Heartfirst, naturally).

The band had some Angst members (the Angst 7" & the split 7" with Idora will also be uploaded here at some point), which for me was already credentials enough to give them a listen: the first Angst song I listened to was their contribution to Skuld's 'Whispers' compilation & I was stunned by it (still am today, in fact). Jin'rik'sha's signature sound - if one can speak of such a thing, given that their output was limited to this 2x7" & a demo I never heard - was to become quite common in the latter years, as it's very close to what His Hero Is Gone were doing (& by extension to what Tragedy are doing). The interesting thing being, of course, that they were doing it before Tragedy took the world by storm! I still remember my ecstatic surprise when I got this in the mail (in 2004 from Skuld; way too late, of course), listened to it, & found out that the latter two tracks sounded essentially like Tragedy. (I still wouldn't quite consider the first two tracks that close to Tragedy/HHIG, though.)

Heartfirst has some interesting reviews on the record which, among other things, show that HHIG knew of the band's existence. Rumours have it that the band could have been far greater had they appeared more often & promoted their music more widely. At any rate, Jin'rik'sha' gave up at some point - what was born from their ashes was Hevn (which have been consistently around & whose recordings you can find here) & DieDieDie, a band that has criminally neglected to commit their tracks to vinyl before calling it quits. 'Out Of Time' must be one of the best thrash songs of all times - I so crave seeing this on vinyl, if I had the time & distribution connections I'd do it myself... Luckily, they seem resurrected now, so I hope for the best.

I seem to recall that there has been another band with a name akin to Age (?) called Gain which was linked to Jin'rik'sha' & had a demo out. Someone had uploaded it in Unityouth a long time ago, but when I reached it the link was dead. It's all in a haze right now, I could be talking about an entirely different band or even about a Jin'rik'sha' demo... If anyone can add more pieces to the puzzle, please-please-please take 5 minutes off work or pleasure & do it! If anone has that demo or the Jin'Rik'Sha' demo, please-please-please contact me!



22 comments:

Taylor said...

They found this ancient shipwreck in the Meditereanian sea a while ago and there was this thing on board with all these mechanical gears and I guess no one really thought people were making machines that far back. No one knew what the fuck it was and they called it the 'Antikythera Mechanisim'

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HeartFirst CEO said...

I am proud to have released this gem. This band was mindblowing live but only played a few gigs. Nico/Nikodemus 13 who plays guitar here was in GAIN from Norway, one of the early and few drug-free-ish bands from Norway. JRS were far from anti-drugs though, haha. They were supposed to record sth new for Yannick/GREAT AMERICAN STEAK RELIGION but in the best Norwegian tradition they were too disorganized.

whispered into existence said...

Thanks Flo! Both for the info & for having released this; I'm waiting avidly for the Svart Framtid & Bannlyst reissues in your Norwegian Leather label, too. The So Much Hate reissues was way too rad...

Taylor said...

Yeah, I guess its a 2500 year old calendar/star chart thing. I haven't really checked on it lately.

Taylor said...

Sweet! Thanks- You'll find that the favor has been reciprocated.

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Jihad Depardieu said...

Hey dude, about Bombanfall, do you know anything about Two Moon's Rising? They had relesead anything?
Thanks, take care.

7inchcrust said...

from "Eibon zine # 2 (a swedish zine, taken from Only-InIt-For-The-Music, translation provided by Slobodan Burgher):
TMR started as a joke. A couple of unlikely orchester musicians decided to started making music together under social upheaving influences. In the beginning we called ourselves Bombanfall [trs. Bomb Attack] which was changed for Two Moon's Rising. We practices and practices and after some time started to sound better. At the same time we got more serious. I played guitar, Pettersson sang and we picked him because of his ability to create full resonance in most tones. Pontus Nydal we found in a samba-orchester, this fact was enough for us to understand that he would be able to find the beats we were after. Fredrik Berglin was picked because of his correct attitude and for his fair looks. Time went and tin the end we managed to scrape together enough money to pay for an EP. After that everything ran out in the sand and we quit. Quite pointless, isn’t it."

Two Moon's was a native American Indian chief and one of the Indian leaders who are known from the battle at Little Big Horn.

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HeartFirst CEO said...

This record currently is for sale again at www.punkdistro.de. This will probably be your last chance to buy this new.

Kjelli said...

I have that Gain demo if you need it. Except for Nico the rest was SxE, something I remmeber they were teasing him with when they stayed at my apartment on their tour with So Much Hate here in Norway. Some of the other members went on to Onward, Sportswear etc
Gain cover: http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a223/kjelli/gain.jpg

whispered into existence said...

Kjelli: I DO!!! If you see this, please contact me at 7crust@gmail.com. & thanks in advance :)!

Kjelli said...

I will try to send it later today. Remind me if I forget, bit of a scatterbrain at times

Kjelli said...

mail sent

Kjelli said...

Did you ever get the Gasin demo I sent??

whispered into existence said...

Hi Kjelli, amazingly enough I never got your email!... I was pretty heartbroken, but had no clue about how to contact you in an non-intrusive manner. The email address 7crust@gmail.com is still valid - would you like to send me an email there, if you read this? Thanks in advance (also for checking back!)!

Kjelli said...

Late answere, but mail is sent and if you don't get it, check my blog for a mailadresse/contact adresse

Anonymous said...

hi there,great shit. im really into hhig tragedy and these kind of stuff so for me its sooo good. the 320kb/s link is dead.. plz upload it again if u have time

7inchcrust said...

Hi mr Anonymous, i m sorry but i can't help now:i always keep back up of my rips but this is Whispy's post, i didnt keep any back up so i need to rip my own copy. there is a little chance to have already downloaded Whisp's rip and stored in in my HD, need to check it and fix it a.s.a.p.,anyway thanx for reporting the dead link,

the_wire_unwinds said...

Καλημέρα,χαχα εγώ ειμαι ο anonymous απλά βαριόμουν να κάνω log in. Αν το βρείς εχει καλώς. cheers