One of the most preciously unique and exciting albums of 2014, completely unlike anything I've ever heard, Uzumaki is one of the greatest noise albums of all time.
Favorite track: Chapter One: The Spirale Obsession Pt. One.
Kurouzu, a small fogbound town on the coast of Japan, is cursed. According to Shuichi Saito, the withdrawn boyfriend of teenager Kirie Goshima, their town is haunted not by a person or being but by a pattern: uzumaki, the spiral, the hypnotic secret shape of the world. It manifests itself in small ways: seashells, ferns, whirlpools in water, whirlwinds in air. And in large ways: the spiral marks on peoples bodies, the insane obsessions of Shuichi s father, the voice from the cochlea in your inner ear. As the madness spreads, the inhabitants of Kurouzu are pulled ever deeper, as if into a whirlpool from which there is no return.
This record is the first part of the "Uzumaki: Spirale Into Horror" trilogy which is based on the horror manga known by the same title that was written and drawn by the great Junji Ito from 1998 to 1999.