The Japan Times: Ogre You Asshole flirts with tension on latest album

The members of Ogre You Asshole are bracing for something. At least, that’s what the title of their seventh album, “Handoru o Hanasu Mae Ni” (“Before Letting Go of the Handle”) suggests. (The album’s official English title is the less tense “Everythingsomethingnothing.”)

“It’s not really an emotional state, like dread or excitement, but just the dry feeling that something may happen,” songwriter, singer and guitarist Manabu Deto tells The Japan Times from the Tokyo office of the band’s label, P-Vine Records. “It’s like the Leaning Tower of Pisa; it’s about to fall, but you don’t really feel anything.”

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