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Given the title and the rather obvious cover art, it would appear that the husband and wife duo the Creatures explore Japanese music on Hai!. Well, if that's true, it's actually not very obvious from the music. In fact, if there was an attempt at anything here, it was more to strip down the electronic/industrial affectations of Anima Animus and to go back to the more organic-sounding Boomerang. If that, in fact, was the intent here, they pulled it off in spades. Where Anima Animus sounded like an attempt to stay with current trends (something Siouxsie and company have never excelled at), this sounds like Siouxsie/Budgie at their natural best, doing what comes naturally to ...
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All Music Guide - Chris True
Given the title and the rather obvious cover art, it would appear that the husband and wife duo the Creatures explore Japanese music on Hai!. Well, if that's true, it's actually not very obvious from the music. In fact, if there was an attempt at anything here, it was more to strip down the electronic/industrial affectations of Anima Animus and to go back to the more organic-sounding Boomerang. If that, in fact, was the intent here, they pulled it off in spades. Where Anima Animus sounded like an attempt to stay with current trends (something Siouxsie and company have never excelled at), this sounds like Siouxsie/Budgie at their natural best, doing what comes naturally to them. With its Japanese references and use of chants, it does gently touch on that country's traditions, but its sound doesn't deviate that much from the supposed Spanish qualities of Boomerang. While it's certainly a return to form (one has to wonder how much the Banshees reunion fired them up), it's not the magical step forward and amazing return that Boomerang was. While its general lack of dynamic moments is disheartening, its coolness and subtle twists and turns lay the foundation for possible greatness to come. Let's hope. [This U.K. version of the album includes an additional DVD of bonus material.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • Label: Instinct Records
  • UPC: 720841061922
  • Catalog Number: 410619

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Creatures Primary Artist
Siouxsie Sioux Vocals
Leonard Eto taiko
Budgie Percussion, Piano, Drums, Marimbas
Technical Credits
The Creatures Composer, Producer
Siouxsie Sioux Arranger, Composer
Kevin Metcalfe Mastering
Ded Ass Cover Design
Budgie Engineer, Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    tribal and ethnical

    mature and inspired, forgive Godzilla! intelligent in melodies and words not to say best Budgies performance!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another great culture inspired album by Siouxsie and Budgie

    The Creatures have always been a minimal project for Siouxsie and Budgie even when they were Banshees, but this one even more so than Feast or Boomerang. One of the great things about them is their interest in making a different album inspired by different cultures (i.e. Feast was recorded in Hawaii and Boomerang in Spain). Hái! goes along those lines as it is Japan inspired. You'd almost think after their last release, Anima Animus, an un-themed album of percussion and electronic textures, that the well would have run dry for them considering their main focus is percussion, but not so. Amazingly, they make it work yet again. The sure highlights of the album are the moody Tourniquet, the smooth sail of Around The World and of course, Siouxsie's homage to her favorite B-movie reptile in Godzilla!. A fantastic experimental album.

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