Thursday, October 1, 2009

Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Osorezan, 1976 (VBR)

"Commencing with the greatest scream of any rock'n'roll record ever, this transcendental debut by Geinoh Yamashirogumi inhabits its own space like no other. Recorded in Tokyo, at Victor Records' enormous Studio Number One, the LP is comprised of two side-long pieces of ritual chanting and theatre music in the J.A. Caesar tradition.

Osorezan was performed by seventy singers accompanied by a highly authoritative and psychedelic band (including two ex-Spiders). There was in Japan no previous precedent for such transcendental music, and Osoerzan's unfathomable beauty should be compared to a highly extended Doors-influenced theatre piece. Unfortunately, as the Osorezan title track is one of rock'n'roll's highest ever achievements, its greatness eclipsed all of the ensemble's future releases"
- Text from Julian Cope's JAPROCKSAMPLER

Named 8th best japrock album in Julian Cope's Japrocksampler Top 50.

芸能山城組 - 恐山

  1. 恐山 [Osorezan]
  2. 銅之剣舞 [Doh no Kembai]
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