I can find out practically nothing about this release, but I believe both performers are Japanese. Hirano Toshihisa’s side is a lovely brutal slab of effects heavy oscillations and drones. The sound is as thick as analog Belgian waffles. Toshihisa does not let one sound sit for too long before running it around the gamut of effects and tempos. It really does not let up and seems to be another branch from that early Boredoms tree where everything is permitted and everything gets thrown out with equal frequency.
Roman Pilates side is titled “Past to the Future by Shinkansen” and is a very different set of sounds. Jet engine drones go back and forth with thumb pianos and slight percussion, both build up to an unsettling and enjoyable track. Then joined by either muted horns or low vocals (or both). The combination of technologies is a great fit on this and something I can never get tired of hearing when done this well. Grumbling engine sounds take over for the jet plane roar and the percussion of metal drums replaces the hand percussion. Roman Pilates morphs from Circle Square Triangle avant-commune rock to Einstuerzende Neubauten proto industrial with such ease and finesse (while gripping fiercely to their own aesthetic) that awards should be given to them. 8/10 -- Andrew Murdock Livingston (4 November, 2009)