Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Kazuki Tomokawa-Dance A Bonodori Alone['95 Japan Avantgarde-Folk]

Excellent (Advantgarde?) folk
was introduced to this guy yesterday
some one advised to check it out
this guy is making music since the 70's

Kazuki Tomokawa
is a prolific Japanese acid-folk singer, poet, and often described as a "screaming philosopher" due to his idiosyncratic singing style. His music has been used in the films of cult directors Takashi Miike and Koji Wakamatsu, and he also appears in person in Miike's Izo (2004).[wikipedia]

Fifth CD on PSF by Tomokawa; including Moto Yoshizawa (bass) and Toshi Ishizuka (perc.; Cinorama). Emotionally flayed acoustic chant exorcisms by a master; English listeners who've had trouble getting into Tomokawa might want to try again here; this is avant-folk expression like little you've ever heard before, and the opening track (title track) would have to go on any best of PSF sampler you'd want to put together.

Video with Keiji Haino on Bass(1979)



Blogger drbenway808 said...

Amazing! I love your site, thanks so much for all the music!

1:11 AM  
Blogger LJH said...

Another great avant-folk hero! Great choice! Do you have any early Boredoms (like chocolate synthesizer)?

2:00 AM  
Blogger Dirk said...

i do have chocolate syntesizer
also related stuff like hanatrash and puzzle punks

10:49 AM  
Anonymous bb said... lingering obsession with both tomokawa and mikami is now being further fueld by some material i haven't heard. thanks for helping to spread the word on these two incredible artists!

3:33 PM  
Anonymous bb said...

lord knows why i have yet to search youtube for either of those artists!

to balance the tomokawa search, heres a mikami search:

3:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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kom vaker langs hier

9:31 AM  
Blogger Knut said...

pretty groovy stuff man !! Keep up the good work pal :)

4:38 PM  
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9:04 PM  

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