Sunday, April 29, 2007

Magical Power Mako- Hapmoniym 1972-1975


1972-1975 Japanese Weirdness

Very Highly Recommended

as i dont post as much as i used to do back in the day
i thought why not post something very huge!

4 hours 42 minutes and 14 seconds
of musical madness from this japanese underground legend.
ranging from Psychedelic Folk,Krautrock,Free Improv and electronic experiments

this box was supossed to have various follow ups,yet no one has been released.....

review from allmusic:
Magical Power Mako's discography consists of a heap of sonic interrogations, but as far as question marks go, Hapmoniym adds the largest amount of them to the pile. This five-CD box set is presented as the first of three such sets to be released. The material was recorded between 1972 and 1975 and first came out as a very limited edition in 1993. Each of the five discs contains one track of music ranging between 43 and 65 minutes in duration. Each track is its own album, with separate pieces all dumped onto the same index track, forcing you to listen to each disc in one sitting and consider it as a single, unbreakable entity. The range of music covered through the whole set is colossal, encompassing psychedelic folk, Krautrock, free improvisation, electronic music, and tape experiments. Each piece takes the form of a collage where the best and the worst (in ideas, performances, and sound quality) collide in a way that strongly evokes Faust's modus operandi. The music itself also shares similarities with Faust, but Mako's universe is nothing but his own, and Hapmoniym, if it has to be compared to another album, must be compared to his own 1975 sophomore effort Super Record. Another point of reference would be Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells (a snippet of which happens to find its way into the fifth piece). Hard-grooving episodes alternate with meditative drones, bongo freak-outs, Greek and Japanese folk tunes, a slide whistle solo, electronic music that sounds inspired by Arne Nordheim, delirious fuzz guitar, and an unexpected medieval-sounding song. Hapmoniym (whose title, when written in uppercase letters, spells out the word Harmonium in Greek characters) is a monument to creativity, self-indulgence, and the occasional necessity of self-indulgence to foster superhuman creativity. ~ François Couture, All Music Guide

get CD1
get CD2
get CD3
get CD4
get CD5

Have fun y'all!

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Blogger Opa-Loka said...

Thanks for this one !
Great post !!!

11:44 PM  
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12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks, excited to listen to this one

2:16 AM  
Blogger Max said...

Great post. Great band. Great blog. Thanks.

2:24 AM  
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Blogger JANISFARM said...

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For the post and for the fine blog

2:11 PM  
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5:20 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

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9:14 PM  
Blogger ajf said...

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12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is beyond. More infinite knowledge. HEARTS. Jigga (UK)

11:13 AM  
Blogger bigglesworth III, esq. said...

The Mako box set is nothing short of a revelation. Thank you for offering it.

6:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pls do not use "depositfiles" it is extremely slow! not unusual with speeds like 5-25kbps!

5:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im blown away that you posted this. totally amazing. i love MPM, a truly great sound. one thing, i CANT for the life of me get the 5th CD from the Deposit Files link... Arrrgh. Its just wont happen for some reason. Ive even waited and come back different times, it always takes me to a pay page or an upload page. Help!

3:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Dirk thnanks for MPM.

cheers from delft

9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear dirk, thanks for sharing this. i haven't expected such a overwhelming experience listening to those 5cds. truely great stuff. don't get embarrassed by people who like to get it served on the silver tablet - it is just a matter of time to download it from the sources you uploaded it to. no problem, i would wait much longer to get it :)

but i see another problem: i get a load of clicks, pops and missing spaces - espacially on disc 3 or 5. it may be that this is part of the original material, or it may have happened that there occured errors during ripping the discs... i don't know. do you know these errors? if they are not on the original discs and if you are able to do a more exact rip (using "exactaudiocopy" would be a suggestion) that would be highly appreciated.
all the best, helga cruel.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Dj No Breakfast said...

This is a great share, an incredible share. Thanks a lot. i write a post on my blog about that, so damn excellent. I also found this blog sharing another album from them.

All the best,
Merci et bravo.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastique !!
Thank you !

1:50 PM  
Blogger Cellar said...

Hey there, would a repost of the deleted files here be possible? The first Mako release aswell would be great!
Thanks alot, these musical gems always make my day.

1:01 AM  
Blogger The Hidden Dreams said...

please repost

3:01 PM  
Blogger wrezhu said...

PLEEEEEEEEEEASE repost. I have become a complete MPM nerd over the course of the last month

9:40 PM  
Blogger magical power mako said...

thanks every one!!!!

i'm still progress

new CD is save the earth

9:14 PM  
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dear dirk, thanks for sharing this. i haven't expected such a overwhelming experience listening to those 5cds. truely great stuff. don't get embarrassed by people who like to get it served on the silver tablet - it is just a matter of time to download it from the sources you uploaded it to. no problem, i would wait much longer to get it :)

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This is something really interesting because i HAD NEVER HEARD ABOUT musical madness from this Japanese people, I think it could be perfect because I like to read different music styles.

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