Sunday, December 03, 2006

Brush-Brush?(71 Japan Psychedelic Rock)



Very Highly Recommended!

it has been some time but here is some rare Japanese psychedelic rock.hass a member of flied egg in it.

its a excellent album,i can assure you all will like it.
its westcoast style psych with some folk and prog thrown in

it seems very rare,but the guys at shadoks where able to track this great album down


some information

The original private pressing from Japan was so far one of the unsolved mysteries which appeared first in the 3001 book from Hans Pokora. It´s so rare that it took nearly 2 years to locate the album. This is Masayoshi Takanaka`s (pre Flied Egg) ever first recording, released as a tiny private pressing in Japan.
The music is westcoast orientated hard psych with a progressive touch. All original material and really wellproduced. This is a concept album (like Ceremony) which comes (like the original) on blue vinyl with 24 page massive booklet.

Kudos to Shadoks for searching this one out! We'd never have heard it otherwise, and we're glad we did. Dude from early '70s Japanese psychedelic proto-metallers Flied Egg (who sounded a bit like Blue Cheer, and recorded for Vertigo!), by the name of Masayoshi Takanaka, made his recording debut in 1971 (yup) with this rare rare rare album of underground hippy conceptual weirdness, called Brush!? (punctuation theirs, but deserved). Quite a few other Japanese psych scenesters of the day participated as well. Results? There's some truly freaked out shit here, and some really lovely, folky parts too.
It's an eclectic mix of the following ingredients, and more: acid fuzz guitar
rockin', atonal electronic experiments, gentle pop grandeur, organ drones, raga-like jamming, avantgarde piano improv, Velvets/Dylan balladry, and West Coast/Woodstock Nation psych.

In other words, all over the place, and pretty darn tripped out!! Hearing reissues of interesting '70s Japanese psych acts like Brush!?, Flied Egg, Far Out,
Foodbrain, Strawberry Path, Les Rallizes Denudes, etc. etc. it's clear that all the great psychedelic underground outfits active in Japan today, from Acid Mothers Temple to LSD-march to Green Milk From The Planet Orange to (of course) the Boredoms, are keeping alive a grand tradition begun some 30+ years ago!

Includes 20 page
cd booklet full of all kinds of cool photos and drawings and lyrics (many of 'em in English).
Seriously, we're pretty sure that if you could just take one look inside this
cd booklet, you'd want to hear the album! On one of the tracks, in addition to musician credits for sitar and tabura [sic], we see this: "Lafing [sic]: Elf, Fairly [sic], Goblin." and "Effects: Crow, Raven, Fowl, Triton." WTF?? The song titles are good too: "All Most Cut Your Hair (including) I Did Cut My Hair", "Die A Dog's Death (In Vain)", and "Tomb Stone".

password:
citiesonflame

go get it now!

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi!
I seek following record albums:
"Apryl Fool-Apryl Fool"(1969) and
Hiro Yanagida -
"Milk time"(1970),
"HiroYanagida"(1971).

Thanks in advance!
Peter

11:09 AM  
Anonymous HAKKYOU said...

This stuff's so good! Thanks a lot lot lot.
hky.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome back! and Good Album

2:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Dirk. It's good to have you back!

5:54 AM  
Blogger Ivo said...

Good to have you back in action Dirk. good luck for the upcoming period!

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great blog, thanks a lot. I have gotten into Japanese Psych (TMT, Les Ralliez, etc) because of your blog. Great music! and welcome back.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's so nice to have you back. All the best for the future.
Thanks for improving our knowledge about rare japanese psych stuff - very much appreciated.
mike-floyd

1:26 AM  
Blogger Ummagumma said...

Thanx for your music,I didn't know this band but now yes!
Ciao from Italy

8:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk:

I hope you feel better and your health improves. Take care and thanks for so much great music.

Sincerely,

Dirk

6:31 PM  
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Blogger zafreth said...

hello good album!!!
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11:04 PM  
Blogger Scott said...

thanks you very much for this and everything else, dirk. i wish you the best with everything you're going through.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Theo said...

one of the best rarities ive heard.. Got any more by these guys??
thank you!

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It is a great band, they sound very good, the drummer is very talented.

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