Second studio album Jou Hou was originally released in 1997 in a limited vinyl run, but was reissued in 2004 after the band's demise. Jou Hou saw the band entering a critical phase in its development, shifting from straightforward grindcore into a more complex variation on the standards set forth by Napalm Death or . Very few of the album's dozens of tracks reach past the one-minute mark, but even in their brevity, forceful blasts like "Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said".
Band Name Discordance Axis. Labels Hydra Head Records. Music StyleGrindcore. Members owning this album2. 3. Aperture of Pinholes. 4. Information Sniper.
Jouhou by Discordance Axis, released 27 January 2004 1. Vertigo Index 2. Panoptic 3. Aperture of Pinholes 4. Information Sniper 5. Carcass Lottery 6. Come Apart Together, Come Together Alone 7. Rain Perimeter 8. A Broken Tomorrow 9. Attrition 10. Nikola Tesla 11. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said 12. Jouhou 13. Damage Style 14. A Crack in the Cataracts 15. Aether Scalpul 16. Numb(ers) 17. Ashtray Ballpoint 18. Typeface 19. Reciprocity 20. Reincarnation 21. Alzheimer 22. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said 23. Eye Gag 24. Area Trinity 25. Integer 26. Information Sniper 27. Amphetimine Hollow Tip.
A triage of thought Stripped down to syllables Each character, each letter Every word. Cataracts, in a doll's eyes Coded into dialects, diverging vernacular. Duality intrinsic Stitch me together Yet I fault you For even trying. Cataracts, in a doll's eyes Silhouettes, that destroy themselves. Equally stalemated In the opposite direction And to this tower of babble I pay homage To rape the senses. I fall short Into emulsion scratched Have a good look now (Bats) Because both sides match.
2. Perfect Collection. Jouhou (CD, Comp, RE, DVD). Jouhou (2xLP, Album, RE, RM). Hydra Head Records. Jouhou (2xLP, RE, RM, Blu).
Discordance Axis Jouhou. Originally released by Devour Records, February 1997, limited to 2000 copies. Main body of album recorded 1995-97. Tracks 21-25 originally released on Slap A Ham Records 1995. Tracks 26-31 originally released by HG Fact 1995. Track 32 recorded live in Tokyo 1998. Release comes packaged in DVD case. There also exists an LP version limited to 4000 copies, insert with lyrics included. So Unfilial Rule" (Track 29) is a Melt-Banana cover.
A colourful album in grindcore is like an oasis in the Sahara, but Discordance Axis make it seem easy. Also, the amount of detail and intricate weavings, the amount of thought, that goes into each and every song is incredible. My favourite, however, is the memorable catchiness and relapse power it holds, with key songs (. songs of pure, unadulterated genius) everywhere. Unlike their pinnacle of excellence, this album, Jouhou, has a bit of flaws. I wish I could say the only reason why this is not a five star is because The Inalienable Dreamless exists, but unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Most of the songs on the first half of this twenty-nine minute, thirty-two track record has an annoying sound of Whooooooooooop! at the beginning.
|1||Vertigo Index||Discordance Axis||0:53|
|3||Aperture of Pinholes||Discordance Axis||1:01|
|4||Information Sniper||Discordance Axis||0:41|
|5||Carcass Lottery||Discordance Axis||1:15|
|6||Come Apart Together Come Together Alone||Discordance Axis||0:45|
|7||Rain Perimeter||Discordance Axis||0:53|
|8||A Broken Tomorrow||Discordance Axis||0:46|
|10||Nikola Tesla||Discordance Axis||1:02|
|11||Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said||Discordance Axis||0:52|
|13||Damage Style||Discordance Axis||0:51|
|14||A Crack in the Catrracts||Discordance Axis||0:36|
|15||Aether Scalpul||Discordance Axis||0:28|
|17||Ashtray Ballpoint||Discordance Axis||0:58|
|22||Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said||Discordance Axis||0:51|
|23||Eye Gag||Discordance Axis||0:24|
|24||Area Trinity||Discordance Axis||1:11|
|26||Information Sniper||Discordance Axis||0:39|
|27||Amphetimine Hollow Tip||Discordance Axis||0:59|
|29||So Unfilial Rule||Discordance Axis||0:09|
|30||Junk Utopia||Discordance Axis||1:15|
|32||[Discordance Axis Live]||Discordance Axis||26:30|
Performer: Discordance Axis
Title: Jou Hou
Recording date: April, 1995 - September, 1996
Style: Grindcore,Heavy Metal,Punk/New Wave,Hardcore Punk
Recording location: Trax East, South River, NJ
Size MP3: 1431 mb
Size FLAC: 1996 mb
Rating: 4.4 / 5
Other Formats: MPC TTA XM AC3 ADX WAV