Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Hiro Yanagida-Milktime('70)+Hiro Yanagida('71) (Japan Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock)

if you liked Foodbrain then this is must download has great guitar work by Kimio Muzutani(wich if you didnt download that yet from my blog,Do it now!

Hiro Yanagida - this keyboardist really got around! He was in Apryl Fool, Foodbrain, Masahiko Satoh & Sound Brakers, Love Live Life + One, and also played on Shinki Chen's solo album. Throughout this time he was putting out solo albums with some of the same musicians, such as Kimio Mizutani . His debut was 'Milk Time' [Liberty, 1970], which has a cool photo of a stern-looking gorilla on the cover, done by the same artist who did the Foodbrain album cover. The backing band included Hiro Tsunoda from Foodbrain, Strawberry Path and Flied Egg , guitarist Kimio Mizutani and electric violinist Hiroki Tamaki [see below], as well as flautist Nozumu Nakatani and bassist Keiju Ishikawa [who later played with Akira Ito The music is in part similar to Foodbrain, but more varied, with lighter, jaunty short tracks and some tripped out sounds.
This was followed by 'Hiro Yanagida' [Atlantic, 1971], with great cartoon psychedelic artwork. He's again joined by Kimio Mizutani, and Joey Smith from Speed, Glue & Shinki and Juan De La Cruz [ sings on one track, a silly doo-wop ballad! The album as a whole covers slightly similar territory to that of 'Milk Time', though more accomplished, and some of the mellower keyboard-oriented stuff here is a bit more experimental and progressive. One track reminds me of Supersister and oddly, Stereolab from more than 20 years later! His 3rd album, 'Hiro' [URC, 1972], seems to be obscure and I can't find any information about it. 'Hirocosmos' [CBS, 1973] was reputedly another great album, in a more progressive vein. There are a few more album which I know nothing about - 'UFO' [CBS, 1978], 'Shichi Sai No Rojin Tengoku' [label? year?] and 'Ma-Ya' [Substance, 2003]. I've seen another album listed, 'Planets in Rock Age [1971], but I don't know how that fits in or if it's just rumour. 'Milk Time' was reissued on CD by P-Vine, but appears to be out of print; 'Hiro Yanagida' and 'Hirocosmos' have been reissued on CD by Showboat and are tricky to track down outside of Japanese retailers. Yanagida played on J.A. Caesar's 'Matihedeyou Syowosuteyo' , and also recorded some material with Tokyo Kid Brothers
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks again for the japan rock. it's nice to be able to here this music. if you are interested i have a later japan band HA-ZA-MA. i can up load and give you the link if you are interested in posting it. just would like to give back if i can. Bruce

12:33 AM  
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2:42 AM  
Blogger mayohumbert said...

Wow, you are unstoppable this past week, man!
Any chance you could up Magical Power Mako - Magical Power Mako or Hapmoniym #1 and #5, (I have #2-#4)?
You have been the high point of many a day for me recently.
Feel free to drop any Req's you think I might be able to fill over at my blog....

5:22 AM  
Blogger Dirk said...

@Bruce i would be interested in that The Jacks cd i allready have the Apryl Fool record wich is awesome and has one of my fav. japanese freakout songs
i only knew that the jacks made on record(Vacant World)

@Mayohumbert:ill try to get those for you only have Super Record(which has been re-released this year,should be available in europe,usa and uk
there's a review in the latest uncut

and stay tuned for more cool stuff this week

9:34 AM  
Blogger Dirk said...

and im getting Love Live Life + One
soon from some one

@Bruce:this music is really hard to get thats why i love soulseek(a p2p program) which has a awesome thing called wishlist,wich lets so make a wishlist of things you want,and if he finds some one who gets connected and his something you want you get a notice

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dirk i will the jacks up between now and this wekend. . the disc has , vacant world plus super sessions , and 3 bonos tracks. looking at the back of the disc there looks two be 2 other jacks lps also but the language eludes me. I might have asked before do you have or have heard any of the creation lps. post blues creation/ thanks again Bruce

11:13 AM  
Blogger Dirk said...

@Bruce:i added my email to the my profile,so you can email the stuff to that

no,i didnt hear the creation stuff,some one i know is going to japan soon for some time,so i could ask if he could look if he can find those Creation cd's :)

11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow cool stuff i like japan rock, coolthat someone is going to japan to see for more stuff, great blog you have ,said yasouf

3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi there i have Hiro Yanagida - Hiro Yanagida.1971 i am well looking forward to more stuff like this thanks m8

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

milktime is a keyboard noodling dud! On the other hand, the self-titled album is much better. that's my opinion !

11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The info at the top of the page for this post is originally from http://www.recordheaven.net/japan, and progressivehomestead have borrowed it. I'm not sure if they gave the original link. Anyway, I'm saying this because I'm the author/collator of that info, and the Japanese page at the Record Heaven web site.
No problem reproducing it, just wanted to point out the correct source.
Thanks for the music you've been posting! Do you have Hirocosmos?

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Splendid music! thank you very much

10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can somebody reactivate repost this album and provide in comments his new active link ? Thank you in advance ;-)

5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My friend link isn't work The file could not be found. Please check the download link. Gracias.Thanks.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous muebles alcorcon said...

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