Saturday, July 29, 2006

JA Caesar-Heresy[''72 Japan Avantgarde Rock]

Highly Recommended!(and im not lying)
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first record by the guy with the longest hair(JA Caesar also
known as JA Seazer)
one of the reall hipies in japan
19 tracks of awesome psychedelic avantgarde rock
with some folk mixed in
this was probaly used for some Shuji Terayama theatre play
wich was also performed outside japan(also in the netherlands)
this is a recording of the only show they did in japan
excellent quality

also contains some kan mikami performances

some information:
Beautiful book/CD Japan-only reissue of a particularly inspired side from Tenjo Sajiki, the Japanese avant guerrilla theatre company founded by legendary poet/film maker/counter-cultural provocateur Shuji Terayama that existed contemporaneously to first wave avantists like Flower Travellin’ Band, Keiji Haino’s Lost Aaraaff and Les Rallizes Denudes and that featured dusted acid/rock/folk/avant moves composed and executed by the young wunderkind JA Seazer. Alan Cummings rates this particular one as a real early peak for Seazer’s music. Written for a series of foreign performances in 1971 – Nancy, Rotterdam, Belgrade, Zagreb and other areas of the Balkans – Seazer is rumoured to have composed and recorded all of the music for Jashumon/Heresy in the space of a few hours the night before the troupe left. This particular recording is drawn from the only Japanese performance of the play, January 1972 in Tokyo. Released at the time on a now very rare side by Victor, this massive new edition adds a clutch of new material, including two powerful performances by Kan Mikami. The music is fairly astounding throughout and for the most part defies any attempt at pithy generic description but the piece include flashes of huge, organ-led marches supported by clouds of choral song and throat-shredding death/folk vocals, brief episodes of forlorn traditional breath lost in a thin soup of electronics and gongs, massed acid chants ala Ya Ho Wha 13 and bursts of modal guitar psych. The accompanying book is a beauty, featuring a ton of performance shots and all-Japanese text.
Highest recommendation.

Get It!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You've been posting some awesome stuff. J.A. Ceasar was something I requested some time ago, so many thanks for your post. The Erkin Koray and Dutch psych you've posted have likewise been excellent. Many thanks,

11:08 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

no problem

did you get the Death In The Country album?

some more JA Caesar in the near future

also found the first Tokyo Kid Brothers album sometime ago(Golden Bat,based on the Ogon Bat story)

11:24 PM  
Anonymous spirito bono said...

Thanks for this post.

Do you know you can download many movies by Terayama (with Seazer's music) on the website?
Just go to :

2:58 PM  
Blogger blip said...

I just read that Shin Joong-hyun is retiring this year. Do you have any of his music? I only have "Kim Jung Mi-Now."

7:33 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...


i have songs of shin jung hyun
by Kim Jung Mi

8:08 PM  
Blogger Lizardson said...

Thank you very much.
Here is cover-art in better quality.

10:45 PM  
Blogger happydog said...

Very strange and fantastic. Reminds me of the soundtrack to a strange horror movie that hasn't been made yet! Thanks.

2:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

weird and definitely great. gracias!

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks! ;)

12:36 PM  
Anonymous sarmoung said...

There's a track listing for this in Japanese here:

My Japanese is good enough to spot that Mikami is credited on tracks 8 and 13 but not much more than that!

Thanks so much for this JA Ceasar and everything else!

1:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, this is amazing! thank you so much!

10:18 AM  
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5:28 AM  
Anonymous shura said...

Amazing ! This stuff is too rare ! I really hope someone will reup (and also Death in the Country) this soon, it deserves to be listen and lived.

Btw, someone would interested by two versions of the Throw Away's OST ?

Well, thanks anyway ;)

8:35 PM  
Blogger bizarrejapan said...

cease please re-up the file or do a repost...? I'm looking for this for years and now when I finally found izt, it's not available anymore for download... :(bi

1:23 PM  
Blogger bizarrejapan said...

can you please please re-up the file??? please?

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If anyone's interested in the original Golden Bat album from Tokyo Kid Brothers, I've uploaded it here:

It's from the CD reissue (POCH-1521)


5:43 PM  

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