ICHIYANAGI, TOSHI / MICHAEL RANTA / TAKEHISA KOSUGI - IMPROVISATION SEP.1975 (LP)


"A mind bending slice of drone improv from three of Japan's post-war heavyweights; former John Cage student, Julliard graduate and Yoko Ono's former husband, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Stockhausen percussionist Michael Ranta and Takehisa Kosugi, considered by many to be the father of what some called Japanese Krautrock. Heavy layers of reverbed ring modulators, threaded vocals, melodicas, pianos, violins gongs and Japanese biwas and shamisens combine to elevate the improvisations into the region of Krautrock and in particular, courtesy of Ranta, into post Stockhausen inspired rock a la Amon Duul. An extremely rare and highly important album which paved the way for successors Taj Mahal Time Travellers and much later, industrial giants, Nurse With Wound." (label info)
in stock | US| 2012| PHOENIX RECORDS | 23.90


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