Saturday, June 10, 2006

Magical Power Mako-Selftitled['74 Japan Psychedelic folk Rock]

Debut album by this multi-instrumentalist
probably one of my favourite's after Super Record(but Jump is also good)
this one contains some more folk then the previous one i posted
Excelent psychedelic folk rock album!

This first self titled album was released in 1974 and features Keiji Haino as a guest vocalist (credited here as Kei-chan, on two tracks, "Restraint, Freedom" and "Look Up The Sky"). This one features just the "Polydor" logo on the front cover and is an all-time classic of Faust-referrential underground status.

the debut effort from multi-instrumentalist Magical Power Mako, offers a similar rejection of conventional rock to what Krautrock bands were undergoing, though filtered through a Japanese rather than European sensibility. The album veers wildly and creatively in styles as one track flows into the next, from gentle folk on the first half of "Flying" to psychedelic rave-ups like "Restraint, Freedom" and the end of "Look up the Sky," to even more experimental extremes with the disturbing tape collage of "American Village 1973," though throughout there floats a cosmic vibe. Some tracks, like "Tsugaru" and "Shukuyakushi Nenbutsu Kanehari," weave traditional Japanese folk music into Mako's skewed vision. The sweet chorus of children singing to a relaxing piano on "Open the Morning Window" is almost too cute; fortunately, there's plenty of demented moments, like the pounding and screaming on "In a Stalactite Cavern Astonaus" and the hilarious and upbeat "Cha Cha," to make up for it. The eccentric Magical Power Mako would go on to make many more records, but this opening salvo of his psychedelia shows him already at the top of his game.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks again. Lovin' all of this Japanese stuff.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cool beans again...

seen 1 and 2 around... I'll add 4 and 5 soon..

Hapmoniym part 3 of 5


5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great share!! Thank you for this special album. I was certainly more moved listening to this than any currently recording artist. Keep the love flowin'!!

3:37 PM  
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Blogger Dirk said...

thanx you

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Super Record is also fantastic.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cant remember where i seen part1

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously? Thank YOU! This is some of the most interesting music I have ever heard. I passed some of this on to my wife's uncle, Don Doe, who is a somewhat known painter and he told me this is the kind of music he can actually listen to in his studio. Also, his infant daughter seems particularly drawn to Magical Power Mako. Hoping desperately to get Parts 4 and 5.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

thats cool to hear

i will be posting some Magical Power Mako

and thanks for Hapmoniym

3:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing. i can't thank you enough...

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