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1 Feb 2017

Kiyoshi Tanaka & Super Session “British Rock Live in Japan” 1972 Private Japan Acid heavy Psych




Kiyoshi Tanaka & Super Session “British Rock Live in Japan” 1972 mega rare Private Japan Acid heavy Psych
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Rare of the rarest..!.. 

One of the rarest heavy psych and killer fuzz-derelict jammers to seep out of Japan, this is a mega rare 1972 original pressing. Released on the same label as Ceremony ~ Buddha Meets Rock and equally rare, good & obscure, this is an amazing live recording by a one-time only session band that has guitar god Kimio Mizutani wielding the axe (Ceremony, Love Live Life + One, Sato Masahiko & Soundbreakers, Out Casts, Dema, Milk Time, etc) in a totally brain melting way, breathing out heavy fuzz and wah-wah licks of molten lava all over the place. Recorded live at an US army base in Japan, the group leaps right from the start in a maniac fury kind of jam, breathing out high tension exploratory lysergic music that surfs on the high crest of an intuitive approach and creates as such one of the Japanese psychedelic underground’s defining moments. As song titles suggest on the cover (although calling it songs would stretch it a bit – “Trip To The West Coast From Britain ~ Song For Grateful Dead/ Song For Deep Purple/ Song For Atomic Rooster/ Song For Mothers of Invention/ Viva Uria Heep/ Jimi Hendrix Mad Song” = all originals + one deep fried acid cover of Pink Floyd’s Echoes) the group veers off by feeding its deranged freak out assault on occasional haunting echoes of sonic surges that reigned the airwaves during 1972 and churning out as a result an oriental urbanized take on Western psychedelia and taking it a couple of notches further, turning this record into a king-hell, highlife psychedelic fuck-around from start to finish. Tanaka, Mizutani and cohorts may suffer dilution beneath a riptide of Western influences and as a result guide their asymmetric psychic maze through mutant variations sweating out heavy psychedelics. Just like Ceremony ~ Buddha Meets Rock, this record is the fast lane folks … and some of us like it there. Best listened to at night with a head full of acid!!!!…… 

“While drummer Tanaka is ostensibly the leader of this particular studio group, it’s really just another incarnation of the Hoguchi/Mizutani gang heard on so many of these sessions. However, by this time they had lost their minds entirely and exited the studio having belched out one of the most insanely over the top instrumental psych/prog freakouts ever to defile the ears of man. This thing was touted to be a live concert of popular British/American psych/rock tunes by artists such as Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. Except that it’s absolutely none of the above. A little fake audience noise can’t hide the fact that this is a (very well recorded) "live in the studio” jam session, and there’s nary a hint of any cover material at all. Instead, we’re assaulted with an amazingly long (almost a full hour!) instrumental blowout, divided into two continuously running side-long tracks. It all seems to be semi-improvised, driven by pummeling rhythms that sort of ebb and flow while the bass, guitar and organ converge and coalesce into one freaky jam after another. Even the most stoned-out-of-their-minds krautrockers would have been shocked by this level of depravity. This is so excessive in fact, that one might imagine modern Japanese psychonauts like Acid Mothers Temple having descended directly from this family tree. Except that they didn’t, and this is about ten thousand times cooler. Needs a reissue ASAP, but I’m not sure these guys even remember recording it at this point…“ 

It’s 1972 Japan, but it is in reality, pure Krautrock freakout city. You know the drill by now - think debut albums by Guru Guru, Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream, etc… If you enjoy that sort of thing, then you will absolutely swoon for this one. If not - run… run… RUN FAR AWAY from it. I presume you all know by now where I stand on such music. 

Theoretically these are two cover tunes (30 minute variations of 1 track each side - it’s a long album!). The first side is Jimi Hendrix (didn’t recognize what they were attempting here at all), while Side 2 is a psychotic variation of Pink Floyd’s ‘Echoes’, a composition that is already greatly enhanced with alternative substances, but this takes the idea to its logical extreme. As the AC astutely observes: "It all seems to be semi-improvised, driven by pummeling rhythms that sort of ebb and flow while the bass, guitar and organ converge and coalesce into one freaky jam after another. Even the most stoned-out-of-their-minds krautrockers would have been shocked by this level of depravity.” 

While drummer Tanaka is ostensibly the leader of this particular studio group, it’s really just another incarnation of the Hoguchi/Mizutani gang heard on so many of these sessions. However, by this time they had lost their minds entirely and exited the studio having belched out one of the most insanely over the top instrumental psych/prog freakouts ever to defile the ears of man. This thing was touted to be a live concert of popular British/American psych/rock tunes by artists such as Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. Except that it’s absolutely none of the above. A little fake audience noise can’t hide the fact that this is a (very well recorded) “live in the studio” jam session, and there’s nary a hint of any cover material at all. Instead, we’re assaulted with an amazingly long (almost a full hour!) instrumental blowout, divided into two continuously running side-long tracks. It all seems to be semi-improvised, driven by pummeling rhythms that sort of ebb and flow while the bass, guitar and organ converge and coalesce into one freaky jam after another. Even the most stoned-out-of-their-minds krautrockers would have been shocked by this level of depravity. This is so excessive in fact, that one might imagine modern Japanese psychonauts like Acid Mothers Temple having descended directly from this family tree. Except that they didn’t, and this is about ten thousand times cooler. Needs a reissue ASAP, but I’m not sure these guys even remember recording it at this point… … 

Tracklist 
Trip To West Coast From Britan
1a. A Song For Grateful Dead
1b. A Song For Deep Purple
1c. A Song For Atomic Rooster
1d. A Song For Mothers Of Invention Zappa
1e. Viva, Uriah Heep
2 Echoes
3 Jimi Hendrix Mad Song 

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