Saturday, November 5, 2016

Kiyoshi Tanaka & Super Session - 1972 - British Rock Live Japan

Kiyoshi Tanaka & Super Session
1972
British Rock Live Japan
(aka Seiji Tanaka To Super Session)





01. Jimi Hendrix Mad Song
02. Trip To West Coast From Britan


It's 1972 Japan, but it is in reality, pure Krautrock freakout city. You know the drill by now - think debut albums by Guru Guru, Ash Ra Tempel, Tangerine Dream, etc... If you enjoy that sort of thing, then you will absolutely swoon for this one. If not - run... run... RUN FAR AWAY from it. I presume you all know by now where I stand on such music.

Theoretically these are two cover tunes (30 minute variations of 1 track each side - it's a long album!). The first side is Jimi Hendrix (didn't recognize what they were attempting here at all), while Side 2 is a psychotic variation of Pink Floyd's 'Echoes', a composition that is already greatly enhanced with alternative substances, but this takes the idea to its logical extreme. As the AC astutely observes: "It all seems to be semi-improvised, driven by pummeling rhythms that sort of ebb and flow while the bass, guitar and organ converge and coalesce into one freaky jam after another. Even the most stoned-out-of-their-minds krautrockers would have been shocked by this level of depravity."

While drummer Tanaka is ostensibly the leader of this particular studio group, it's really just another incarnation of the Hoguchi/Mizutani gang heard on so many of these sessions. However, by this time they had lost their minds entirely and exited the studio having belched out one of the most insanely over the top instrumental psych/prog freakouts ever to defile the ears of man. This thing was touted to be a live concert of popular British/American psych/rock tunes by artists such as Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix. Except that it's absolutely none of the above. A little fake audience noise can't hide the fact that this is a (very well recorded) "live in the studio" jam session, and there's nary a hint of any cover material at all. Instead, we're assaulted with an amazingly long (almost a full hour!) instrumental blowout, divided into two continuously running side-long tracks. It all seems to be semi-improvised, driven by pummeling rhythms that sort of ebb and flow while the bass, guitar and organ converge and coalesce into one freaky jam after another. Even the most stoned-out-of-their-minds krautrockers would have been shocked by this level of depravity. This is so excessive in fact, that one might imagine modern Japanese psychonauts like Acid Mothers Temple having descended directly from this family tree. Except that they didn't, and this is about ten thousand times cooler. Needs a reissue ASAP, but I'm not sure these guys even remember recording it at this point...

11 comments:




  1. http://www.filefactory.com/file/5mf3b3fbmq9j/4199.rar

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  2. My be the best post you have in the blog? Many Thanks.

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    1. u have no idea how happy i was when i finally got my hands on this album a week or two ago!

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    2. Don't know if it is the best post, because there is such a wide range of music in this blog. But sure, it sounds damned interesting.

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  3. great post

    a request if you dont mind
    https://vk.com/wall312142499_2966

    thanks

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  4. Fantastic!

    Been waiting ages for this to show up!

    -Wallace Baggs

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  5. This got reissued on CD this year (yay!). I bought a copy, and although I haven't downloaded your post of it (of course, I own it now), if your track listing above reflects what you posted, then you're missing a track (the album has 3 long tracks and goes for over 50 minutes).

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  6. Btw about the shocking "level of depravity" - I think that's from the cdreissuewishlist blog, where they rather over-hyped it in my opinion. Really great album, but they make it sound like it's even more demented than AMT which is just so far from the truth. I doubt many "krautrockers" would be shocked at its extremity - it's no more fucked-up than side 1 of ART's first album (and actually a bit less so, if you ask me). No need to build up expectations too high for such a killer record! I was actually a little disappointed when I got it, not because the album wasn't that good, but because the cdreissuewishlist review led me to expect way more than what was ever going to be delivered.

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  7. Hello Anonymous and Drago of course.
    As a "krautrocker" (Do these really exist?)I agree with last Anonymous. It is a excellent album, but also in my opinion a bit less fucked-up than side 1 of ART's first. Or some Amon Duul II for example. So no, I wasn't shocked at all.
    Jan (Netherlands)

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  8. Best upload here in a long time!


    Here are some that Im needing what never show up on the web:

    SCHOENER - BOOK

    BEN BELL - PATCHWORK CACOPHONY

    RED SKY
    KLOTET-same
    VA - ELECTRIC LEMONADE
    TRAUMWOLF - AUSSEN
    UNIT WAIT - RETORT
    BRAM STOKER - COLD READING
    PATRICE DE VINCENTES - DICHOMY

    FJODOR - ST ANTHONY'S FIRE
    CASTLE FUSION
    SECRET TALES - ANTICO
    KOSTAS GANOSSETTIS - SYNTHESIS

    JOEL VANDROOGENBROECK - L'IMMAGINO DEL SUONO


    SAGOR & SWING - VINYLSJUA - NEW BEGINNING

    MERRY GO ROUND - SAME (IT)

    JAMRA - SECOND COMING


    FRED KUHN & LIGHT - SONG OF GODS GONE MAd


    TOR-PEDERS - BREV FRAN...


    ROCK AND STONES same (fr

    HIDEKI ISHIMA one day
    YASUTAKA/and YOSUKE ie
    TORO HATANO akutagaawasto ‘77
    INADA AND BEMI FAMILY -kankaka

    ZARDOZ kronos bel
    ANDERS KOPPEL valmuevej
    FANTUZZI warrior ofthe rainbow us
    WHYSP that which never was
    los DATSUNS

    PROJECTION shades of rock, beats and ballads
    WALLY GONZALES tunoy pilnoy
    ASTRONIMIE DOMINE

    DNDI nova phillipines
    KASHMIR the good life denmark


    TOSHI ICHIYANAGI opera from works of T. Yokoo

    SWEET CHARIOT and friend
    SCORPIO BROTHERS
    JESUS FIGUEROA magica fuente
    LOS PABLOS
    CESAR cesar eight hundred thirty us
    SOUNDS LIKE SANTANA afro rock
    LIVINGSTON VALE stargazer australia ('760
    CONTRAST same uk
    DURAL GENCE 5
    GIANNI MAZZA spazio
    SYNANTHASIA 4forty nine Greek St
    AUKTYON

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