Sunday, 29 January 2017


What Dhidalah says:

"Dhidalah started in 2007 as an instrumental heavy psych trio from Tokyo ( Gotoh/Bass, Konstantine/Drums, Ikuma Kawabe/Guitar) While Ikuma was playing as a guitarist for Church Of Misery,the trio discovered a connection between music from different genres. Their sound reveals that connection, which is often described as space kraut rock meets heavy doom.

The groups music allows you to float high above the atmosphere as well as sing to the lowest depths of the ground."

The Shrieks From Below, says:

Only two (lengthy) tracks on 'No Water' by Dhidalah, but there is as much diversity here as a 70's prog extravaganza, double album. The only other track I have heard from Dhidalah, was off a compilation released by the Guruguru Brain Record Label, it was called 'Astro' and I immediately installed it onto my show on Grip of Delusion Radio.

With 'No Water' Dhidalah has taken a side step away from the cosmic, chilled out groove of 'Astro' and instead has concocted a potent brew of searing solo's in homage to earlier classical Japanese freak out bands such as High Rise and Mainliner, melded with the more modern, vibrant sounds of Earthless, constructed around a foundation of Sleep derived doom.

The band name Dhidalah, comes from the mythological giant Diadarabotchi, which is believed to create mountains. With 'No Water'  Dhidalah, has managed to raze them to the ground.