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Satori (paper jacket edition)

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND

Satori (paper jacket edition)

Ref: FSD4032


Price: 25.99

"One of the all-time great hard-rock rages to have been unleashed upon the world...the magical results were regally exultant and wantonly barbaric simulateneously...so out on a limb was Satori that it still defies true comparison with other records.They just haven't been made yet.".



Osorezan

GEINOH YAMASHIROGUMI

Osorezan

Ref: FSD2748


Price: 23.99

"This transcendental debut inhabits its own space like no other..should be compared to a highly extended Doors-influenced theatre piece, incorporating elements of Dr John during his Night Tripper phase, Carl Orff's ecstatic chorale Carmina Burana and Japan's own chanting oddities Karuna Khyal and Brast Burn".



Demon & 11 Children

BLUES CREATION

Demon & 11 Children

Ref: FSD4047


Price: 25.99

"Brilliant second Blues Creation LP is a proto-metal classic. Its eight songs were both complex and supremely individual, despite showing clear influences from fellow countrymen and free-thinkers Flower Travellin' Band."



Made in Japan

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND

Made in Japan

Ref: FSD4048


Price: 22.99

"Recorded in Canada by a jazz keyboard player who didn't understand them, Flower's SATORI follow-up was confused, disorientated, depressed, self-depracating and a wonderful album..Middle European proto-metal of the Amon Duul variety, replete with acoustic Tony lommisms and mucho Satanic raga."



Magical Power Mako (paper jacket edition)

MAGICAL POWER MAKO

Magical Power Mako (paper jacket edition)

Ref: FSD4049


Price: 25.99

"Five years in preparation and at-home recording, this extraordinary debut album, released by a precocious and still-adolescent nineteen year old, was a highly strange mixture of pop art and Krautrock...essential."

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Jump (paper jacket edition)

MAGICAL POWER MAKO

Jump (paper jacket edition)

Ref: FSD4050


Price: 24.99

"...Riot period Sly Stone mind-numbing bass, plus madly catchy glampop hooks, phased twin-lead guitars and ridiculous catchy hooklines."



Anywhere

FLOWER TRAVELLIN' BAND

Anywhere

Ref: FSD4051


Price: 17.99

"It's a dead cert that those who dismiss this Flower debut as a covers album have never heard it, only heard about it. For its grooves contain such monstrous modifications that each track leaves the starting block a full metre lower than the hoary jalopy originals, a Ferrari where once was a Ford. Epic."



July 15, 1972

TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS

July 15, 1972

Ref: FSD4052


Price: 26.99

"Drifting in on Takehisa Kosugi's radio receivers and frequency oscillators, the stillness of the performers during the opening moments of this debut is such that even the slamming doors of embarrased late arrivals at Tokyo's Kaikan Hall make major contributions to the music. Seiji Nagai's lone trumpet and Kosugi's bowed violin occupy most of the space until heavily treated harmonica oozes through the murk, and the four echo machines of electronics operators fuse together to render any evaluation of the original sound sources quite impossible."



Opera Inspired by the Works of Yoko Tadanori

TOSHI ICHIYANAGI

Opera Inspired by the Works of Yoko Tadanori

Ref: FSD4053


Price: 99.99

"More of a musical tribute to a cultural hero than a genuine opera, Toshi Ichiyanagi's massive project nevertheless united almost every essential musical genre in this impressively packaged homage to Japan's own Andy Warhol/Roy Lichtenstein modern-art titan Tadanori Yoko." LP size 4 CD box.



August 1974

TAJ MAHAL TRAVELLERS

August 1974

Ref: FSD4054


Price: 34.99

"For this double LP, their final album, the ensemble opted for a more acoustically pure approach..here the Taj Mahal Travellers fuss with their primitive electronic gadgetry and Ur-babble like endangered species seeking collective closure..deeply out-there music for deeply out-there circumstances."



Music for Theatrical Drama

JOJI YUASA

Music for Theatrical Drama

Ref: FSD4055


Price: 25.99

"Two vast pieces of highly evocative theatre music, one recorded in 1959 using orchestral scores and tape manipulation, the other a piece of 'musique concrete' that surfaced in 1963, and both as current as anything emanating from the twenty-first century underground scene."



3/3 (paper jacket edition)

3/3 (SANBUN NO SAN)

3/3 (paper jacket edition)

Ref: FSD4056


Price: 27.99

"Lo-fi 1975 studio recordings from one of only five surviving acetates, these seven long generic sub-Stooges, proto-Friction jams sum up the late commune scene better than Dr Acid Seven's own Underground 70s CD series."



Ishoku-Sokuhatsu (paper jacket edition)

YONIN BAYASHI

Ishoku-Sokuhatsu (paper jacket edition)

Ref: FSD4057


Price: 19.99

Somewhere between the Doors and Santana, the fuzzy soul of 3+3 period Isley Brothers, and the poppy English prog rock of Pete Banks period early Yes and 'The Least we can do is Wave to Eachother' period Van der Graaf Generator is this romantic, soul-influenced album. Occasionally detestable but frequently exquisite.."



First Album

THE HELPFUL SOUL

First Album

Ref: FSD4058


Price: 26.99

"We're not here to praise this Helpful Soul album...which makes side one's closing song, the 10 minutes and 33 seconds of 'Peace for Fools' all the remarkable; it's a strung-out slab of monolithic genius.."



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