Flying Testicle ‎– Space Desia

Charnel Music ‎– CHCD-8
CD, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered


1 Johnny Guitar 10:50
2 Arturos Island 4:00
3 Romance 8:07
4 The Red Lanterns 2:31
5 Dark Eyes 7:45
6 Hit Kit Party 2:53
7 Night Falls 10:15
8 Open Squeeze 10:00
9 Horizontal Bop 9:16
10 Beautiful Dreamer 7:45

Companies, etc.


  • Band [Flying Testicle Is]Masami Akita, Maso Yamazaki, Zev Asher
  • Composed ByFT*
  • Electronics [Erectronix], Sounds [Samples], Drums, Guitar, Bass, Performer [Beats]Masami Akita
  • Mixed By, Producer [Produced By]Masami Akita
  • Recorded By [Live Tracks]Dru*
  • Research [Sleeve Photos Researched By]Antoine*
  • Voice [Screams], Guitar [Guitars], Violin, Keyboards [Casio], PercussionMaso Yamazaki
  • Voice [Voices, Sing], Bass, Tape [Tapes], ToyZev Asher


Limited edition of 1000 hand numbered copies with a full color mini-poster.

Mixed at ZSF PRODUKT STUDIO, Tokyo, May 1993.
Live tracks recorded at BEARS, OSAKA.

Copyright (C) 1993 by FLYING TESTICLE.
Copyright (P) 1993 by CHARNE HOUSE PRODS.


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February 4, 2018
Please check tracklist. On my copy, "Open Squeeze" and "Horizontal Bop" are combined as one track of 19:17 duration.


May 21, 2012
For one fleeting moment (a very brief one, I admit) I thought this might be Mr. MASAMI AKITA's entry in the Jap Psych-Prog retro stakes. (Well, there are three notes of sampled Hammond organ at the beginning and some completely insane bursts of 'wah-wah' guitar wankery...) And, come to think of it, there's a distinct possibility that to AKITA this is Psychedelia, in which case there's little even a remotely sane person can do other than lie down and accept another 73 minutes of mind-destroying wreckage... FLYING TESTICLE (group name of the issue, if not the year) are a deconstructed noise power trio (maybe even the deconstructed noise power trio, search me) whose oeuvre can't really be seen to be part of any 'musical' 'movement'; as with virtually everything AKITA puts his name to this comprises such a fucked up stew of nightmarish ingredients that it's impossible to pin down. The general (devastatingly loud) morass of noise, tapes and instruments comprises the quintessential musical bad trip, perhaps partly due to its actually identifiable sounds - this is far less organically freeform than, say, C.C.C.C. but far more 'song' structured than any of AKITA's other projects (or most of the other Japanese 'pure' noise merchants), though maintaining his trademark layers of processed-to-hell-and-back sound. I'd like to see what would happen if ROUGH TRADE played track 8 to a crowded Saturday afternoon... Anyway, this is a numbered edition of 1000 with a fab 'psychedelic' colour poster, and ought to be consumed immediately by losers who think they're being 'adventurous' by buying BOREDOMS releases or anyone who's ever been suckered into buying some piece of shit like the "Wicked Lady" CD thinking it might actually be a genuine drug-addled 'masterpiece'... This is the real thing - whatever the real thing may be - accept no substitutes.

Originally reviewed for Soft Watch.