Hurtbreak Wonderland was released in 2007 by Katsuhiko Maeda a.k.a. World’s End Girlfriend. The first thing that struck me about this record is the amount of layering and experimental effects infused throughout. Whispers, ambient sounds, and classical instruments all find a place on this LP. As one listens, the surprises jump out from every doorway. This track, Birthday Resistance incorporates the many fabrics in this work and delivers them with a beautiful brass lullaby that soothes the spirit…just beware of the ghosts.