"Gift from Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits, which was previously issued on vinyl LP by EM Records in November 2012, is now finally available on CD with three additional tracks, a new track sequence, and new cover art. The band has a unique place in the current Japanese music scene, a hard-to-classify blend of original compositions (swinging garage-sax swagger, serpentine accordion/musical saw funk, pensive sky musings) and well-chosen covers, acclaimed (Joe Meek) and obscure (lounge wizard Bobby Hammack and 50s pianist/composer Bob Brandt). Recorded 2011-14 in Tokyo, this album captures the special Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits frontline blend of sax, accordion and musical saw, joyfully urged on by the rhythm section. This band, so distinct from the mass of typical Tokyo sounds, is intent on pursuing its own musical vision, joyously melodic and defiantly timeless. The ten songs on this CD, two of which, featuring the vocals of Tomoko Kanda, were previously released this year on an EM 7", are sure to bring a smile to your face, a tap to your toe, and perhaps, a tear to your eye." (label info)
in stock | JP| 2014| EM RECORDS | 16.90

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