Made In Japan #3. Het Amerikaanse Siwa Records is een ster in het uitbrengen van prachtige vinyl releases. De LP ‘Seishokki – 1975-1977’ uit 2005 is daar een goed voorbeeld van.
Hieronder vindt u informatie over de LP die vandaag in het zonnetje staat. Deze info komt van de Siwa site.
“Archive recordings from almost 30 years ago by Seishokki (roughly translates as "Organs Of Blue Eclipse") a band formed in Asahikawa in northern Japan while it’s members were still in high school. The story goes that the band’s musical influences were as likely to be only heard of as actually heard but original member Ikuro Takahashi (who has since gone on to perform with a veritable who’s who list of outfits that includes Fushitsusha, High Rise, Che-Shizu and Maher Shalal Hash Baz) recalls that along the way various members of the band had been moved by the extended thump and drone of Faust with Tony Conrad, the deep synthesizer explorations of Klaus Schulze and the passionate avant-folk of Kazuki Tomokawa. Some members of the band had also been drawn to the writings of critic/promotor Aquirax Aida who was responsible for the introduction of a lot of western free music to Japan. The onset of punk may have contributed a little to the freedom a bunch of non-musicians felt to start a band, but Takahashi has suggested that a lot of their inspiration came from what was probably a misunderstanding of minimalism. What comes out in these recordings is a wonderfully primitive approach to the repetition of minimalism with exuberant forays into wild synth/percussion driven noise. The result falls somewhere between the original Amon Duul LPs and "Outside the Dream Syndicate" with a nod to the soon to come explosion of NOISE in the Japanese underground. These are believed to be the only surviving recordings of this band with the exception of a vocal track with lyrics concerning an eternal teenage concern deemed too mortifying for release.” Aansluitend op deze LP hoort u 4 nummers van LSD-March. De meest recente band waar we Ikuro Takahashi in kunnen horen. Deze 4 nummers zijn afkomstig van de “Suddenly, Like Flames” CD, zoals uitgebracht door het Last Visible Dog label in 2005. Seishokki – 1975-1977 LP (SIWA) 2005 1. Untitled 2. Untitled 3. Untitled 4. Untitled 5. Untitled 6. Untitled 7. Untitled 8. Untitled 9. Untitled LSD-march – Suddenly, Like Flames CD (Last Visible Dog, LVD 064) 2005 10. Black Bouquet 11. When I Die, Hell Awaits 12. A Bud Of Flesh 13. The Lamp – Tomorrow’s Godard