Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Kimio Mizutani-A Path Trough The Haze

1971 Japan Heavy Psychedelic Rock/Jazz Rock

Reupload @192 kbits

an early update today

a favourite of mine,contains some awesome guitar work by guitar god Kimio Mizutani
who also played on the People,Love Live Life+,Uganda & Hiro Yanagida albums (to name a few)

Classic Japanese underground rock album, previously reissued on P-Vine (and more recently, Walhalla). Kimio Mizutani (not the Rallizes dude) was the guitarist in the excellent Japanese freak out group Love Live Life +1 and this is a reissue of his first solo album from 1971, originally issued by Japanese Polydor. Mizutani plays electric and 'folk' guitar, leading a largish rock ensemble (bass, drums, organ, Moog, vocals, etc.) through the paces of what is widely regarded as the true psychedelic masterpieces of the early '70s Japanese scene. Sensitive interludes (with accompaniment by the Toyama String Quartet and Etoh Wood Quartet), tasteful nods to progressive/fusionist extension and lovely psych guitar hoverings by Mizutani dominate the proceedings. A nice merger of hard rock conceptualization and the complexities that would evolve from it.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another outstanding psych-record! Superb record, this one.

HAL9000S

6:35 PM  
Anonymous 5-Track said...

WeighKewl!!

5 out

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THX, SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!
Gnome

P.S. Hope you're feeling better each day.

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doownloaded the album(twice) and nothing happened.Is there something wrong with my pc or not? :)Anyway thank you for your great blog and hope you feeling better everyday.

9:43 AM  
Anonymous TBA said...

Dirk - this is a really cool record. Thanks for posting. It's got a little bit of that David Axelrod feel from the People record, but much more Canterbury, like you mentioned. Dude has great tone, something I see a lot of the Japanese players having in spades.

7:23 PM  
Blogger thebabblebox said...

I would love to get a hold of this record... but I'm having some difficulty with the file service.... is the file down?

6:11 PM  
Anonymous MrDoots said...

yes, the File is down
any chance of reup? would be cool..
Thank You

5:57 PM  

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