Unknown Happiness

Maher Shalal Hash Baz Unknown Happiness(Geographic)

Maher Shalal Hash Baz

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Almost certainly the only single this week made by a former member of a terrorist organisation (the Eastern Asia Anti-Japanese Armed Front, who once blew up

the Japanese emperor’s train,

it says here). Nowadays, Tori Kudo’s insurrectionist zeal is channelled into making the

sound of a totally shambolic

school orchestra having a crack at big-band jazz the day after they picked up their instruments. A rebellion into innocence, then, and strangely appealing, though not a patch on Rage Against The Machine’s recorder, triangle and milk bottle version of ‘Killing In The Name Of’.