Saturday, May 19, 2007

Masato Minami-Kaikisen(The Tropics)

1971 Japan Folk Rock

another japanese Folk Rock Gem with some blues
somewhat related to Happy End and even to Les Rallizes Denudes
because Haruomi Hosono(Happy End) plays Bass Guitar
and Takashi Mizutani(Les Rallizes Denudes) plays some guitar on this album
best track is imho the 7 minute+ Hateshinai Nagare ni Saku Mune Ipai no Ai
wich also was on the Anthology Of Japanese New Folk compilation

information on this
artist & album is sparse
and never saw this on slsk,so it seems to be quite rare in the western world
but here follows some more i could find:

Born in Tokyo in 1944. In 1964, while studying Spanish at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies he took off to Mexico. For two years he traveled throughout the United States and Europe. He started singing in the late 1960s, and made his debut with Jyan and Aoi Omokage in 1969. In 1971, he released the album, Kaikisen, which reached gold status but did not follow the folk music trend of the times, deciding to develop his own musical actvities. In 1988, he created the Inochi-no-Matsuri (Festival for Life). Thereafter, Inochi-no-Matsuri in Chang Mai, Thailand also took place in 1997 and 2002. Fall in 2003, he recorded his latest songs on themes like Love, Peace, life, Earth, Universe, and a Vision to Unfold the Future...and will continue to travel with his guitar strapped to his back


go get it!

credits to Shinsaku from japan for sending it!


Blogger Max said...

Thanks for another great post. Never heard of this but it looks great.

3:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for that one. Could you please post some material of Murasaki if any. Thank you in advance.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

murasaki is @ the 6070rock blog

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great post, thank you.

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6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings from Athens!

I just downloaded Masato Minami "Kaikisen". Nice guiatar based folk lp. Thanks for sharing!

6:35 PM  
Blogger Evan said...

This album is amazing. Life-changing, almost. Is there anyone out there that is willing to share some more of this wonderful artist?

3:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The download link isn't working! It leads to what appears to be the homepage of a Russian website.

This album looks great and is near impossible to find.

12:42 AM  
Blogger gtm said...

Yes, he's great; I've jammed with him once at the Life Festival.

I had some of his music on cassette, might have it still somewhere,

I also am getting lost with your download link, however.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous viagra online said...

I do not know about the music in Japan but I guess the musician are really good, I would like to have the chance of be in a concert of this man!

9:57 PM  

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