Friday, June 16, 2006

People-Ceremony:Buddha Meet Rock['71 Japan Rare Prog Psych Rock]

Another rare record from japan
this one has the excelent guitar player
Kimio Mizutani on it(if you didnt download his solo album from here,do it now!)
a trippy progresive psych album

I’m not sure if these guys actually existed as a performing band, or if they were only a studio super-session project. Guitarist Kimio Mizutani had previously [or simultaneously, or shortly after?] played with Love Live Life + One and Masahiko Satoh’s Sound Brakers . At any rate, their sole album, the concept piece ‘Ceremony – Buddha Meet Rock’ [Teichiku, 1971], is an absolute classic. The album came with extensive liner notes elaborating on the intended meaning for each track – the whole album flowing more or less as a conceptual whole. As the title would suggest, it was an attempt to fuse a Buddhist-influenced spiritual vibe into an innovative oriental form of hypnotic psychedelic progressive rock. It’s all quite unique and doesn’t sound like any preceding groups that I’m aware of, though some bits are like a much less-heavy Flower Travellin’ Band circa ‘Satori’. It’s a bit jazzy in places, hinting at some of Stomu Yamash’ta’s work with Come to the Edge.
There’s lots of nice fuzz guitar leads and overall, a very sanctified vibe that makes this a deep but groovy experience.
The album has been reissued on both CD and LP. Following this , Mizutani recorded his equally great solo album
(wich i posted some time ago)

Get It Here!


Blogger mayohumbert said...

Again, all top shelf picks! You have the most amazing Jap-Psych records out there, no doubt...
The Magical Power Mako stuff has been pissing my neighbors off for the past week now.
I'm ready for you to lay something totally insane on us all. I know you've got some serious science laying around... DROP IT!!!
Put me in SHOCK, brother.
Thanks again for all you do.

8:09 AM  
Blogger The Spiritual Guidance: Bob The Rich said...

yeah...keep on rock mate...;-)


8:13 AM  
Blogger Dirk said...

@Mayohumbert:would the psychedelic drones of Tai Mahal Travelers be insane enough :D

11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mabye i don't get it. But I do not see the greatness of this record, sorry. For me it's just boring.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

maybe swedish people dont get it

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're doin' a great work with your blog posting very rare japanese gems.I hope you will keep on sharing this fantastic albums.I appreciate your work very much and I wish you could post one of these artists:
Fumanzoku,Morio Agata,Yasumi No Kuni,Zunou Keisatsu,Helpful Soul,Brush,J.A.Caesar,Datetenryu,Dema,Fulukotofumi,Toshi Ichiyanagi,Gypsy Blood,Yuigonka, Happy End,Motoharu Yoshizawa,Yonin Bayashi,Kazuki Tomokawa,3/3,Tenjo Sajiki aka Tenjousajiki,Masahiko Satoh & Sound Brakers,Ranmadou,Pyg!,Oz Days,Niningashi,Murahachibu,Tokihiko Morishita,Tokedashita Garasubako,Maru Sankaku Shikaku,Love Live Life+1,Hill Andon,Gedou and so on.

6:41 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

@frank:Love Live Life+1 is coming soon

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this rare gem.
I like your blog a lot, so i hope you may continue posting so many good music.
People who love good music will appreciate your efforts.

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Blog;
Great post;
Congratulations from Brazil !!

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is soooooooooo much Japanese prog and psych out there that practically no one has heard. Thanks for all your efforts because myself and others are finally getting to hear things we've only read about.

Any chance for some Japanese prog from the Seventies and Eighties? There are supposed to be a few compilations out there with some sweet stuff (and beautiful artwork).

Thanks again (from Sweden)!!


2:29 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

i posted quite some prog
soon there will be some 80's prog

2:41 PM  
Blogger The Zenman said...

Oh, my thanks for this. IT is quite Zen, indeed.

Not everyone gets it, but for those of us who do, thanks for everything.

I just cannot get enough!

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More Japanese-psyche :)
first heard Buddha Meet Rock from my country's top music-site:
(register to entry)
Finally, GOT the whole details here
Thanx!! Greeting from Taiwan~~

4:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I hearing things or is the last track a David Axelrod tune with the band playing over it?

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks very much.Good job again.


10:30 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Very interesting...thank you!

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never you can hear this, with you did not think. thank you!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice. As mentioned by another anonymous the first and final tracks are indeed David Axelrod tracks from 'Songs of Innocence/Experience' with some additional sounds added.

6:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please reupload this, and Kim Jung Mi -Korea 1973
I search these albums for a long time

9:18 AM  

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