Saturday, October 24, 2020

TAKEHISA KOSUGI – Improvisations In The Studio, Tokyo, 1974. (Re-LP-2011)




Label: B 13 ‎– B146
Format: Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue, Unofficial Release, Red
Country: Italy / Released: 2011
Style: Modern Classical, Experimental
Recorded Date : September 16, 17, 1974 Location : CBS/Sony Studio No. 1
Engineer – Satoru Tsuji, Tomoo Suzuki
Producer – Akiko Yoshimura
Licensed From – Alfa/RVI, Tokyo
Pressed By – GZ Digital Media – 93240E
© & ℗ 2011 publishing house "Mirumir" / Ltd edition of 500 copies
Transparent PVC sleeve containing pressing on red vinyl and transparent PVC insert with black lettering.
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout stamped): 93240E1/A
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout stamped): 93240E2/A

side 1:
A - Mano Dharma '74 ..................................................................................................... 26:30 
      (excerpt from a meta-media solo improvisation perforemed by Takehisa Kosugi)

side 2:
B - Wave Code #E-1 ...................................................................................................... 22:30
      (triple performance by solo vocalist; Takehisa Kosugi) 

TAKEHISA KOSUGI – composer, performer, all instruments

"the deaf listen to sounds touching, watching,……
the blind watch sight listening, smelling,……"


Originally released on CBS Japan in 1975, this solo album by the godfather of Japanese avant-garde music was called one of the top ten 'Japrock' albums of all time in Julian Cope's Japrock Sampler." Red vinyl LP in clear plastic sleeve with black lettering. Limited edition 500 copies.

Composer, multi-instrumentalist and mixed-media artist, Takehisa Kosugi has stood on the forefront of the Japanese avant-garde for over six decades. In the 1960s, he was part of Japan's first improvisational music collective, Group Ongaku, and contributed to Fluxus in New York. In 1969, he founded the influential, experimental ensemble The Taj Mahal Travellers, and in 1975 he would release his first solo album, Catch-Wave.

"Mano-Dharma '74" features improvised violin drones and voice with various oscillators, echo delays and layered tape experiments that the artist made in New York in 1967. While Kosugi's continuously changing spectrum of sound shifts gradually (almost imperceptibly), photocell synthesizers create ultra-low frequencies to disturb the crestless sound waves. The brighter the light is, the harsher the noise becomes.



Catch-Wave's second sidelong piece, "Wave Code #E-1," is a three-part performance for solo vocalist. As Kosugi describes in the liner notes (translated into English for this edition), the concept of onomatopoeia played an essential role in the type of sounds he generates with his voice, manipulated through customized electronic circuits and at times recalling Gregorian chant, throat singing and cosmic soundscapes.

Fascinating album ....!



If you find it, buy this album!

40 comments:

  1. TAKEHISA KOSUGI – Studio Improvisations, Tokyo, 1974. (Re-LP-2011)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-176+Artwork (622.30 MB)


    You can get the download link exclusively through:
    differentper@gmail.com


    Regards.

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  2. What a discovery and what a powerful album. I have no words of praise .

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  3. great album! thx Vitko!

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  4. Strange but wonderful. Many thanks.

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  5. once again, thanks for the share!

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  6. Great, great music! Many thanks. Ricardo

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  7. Vitko: Cannot thank you enough for this wonderful album! What a surprise, so beautiful.

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  8. i'm downloading it now, looking forward to listening. thanks again!!!

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  9. Good to be able to hear this evasive isue.

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  10. Thanks, Vitko, for the October harvest...

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  11. Wonderful! Thank-you so much, Vitko.

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  12. Vitko, thank you so much!!
    Best regards!

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  13. Thanks. Laurent Fairon

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  14. When listen with headphones the sound is creeping through your ears into your head, your mind, your brain. Awsome. Remarkable. Huge thanks for this, dear Vitko. Yet another sound experience.

    Uwe

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  15. Everything I've heard from Takehisa Kosugi has been wonderful, this is too ,many thanks.

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  16. vitko like the new system. i haven't heard this kosugi and i am excited
    to hear it. glad you are back posting.
    roberth

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  17. Thank you very much, always surprising with interesting discs

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  18. Thank you for sharing this timeless piece!

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  19. This is every bit as great as I thought it would be! Thank you so much.

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  20. haven't heard this one yet.. can't wait! cheers!

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  21. Thank you very much for the link!
    Greetings from Costa Rica.

    Sincerely

    JRAC

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  22. Thanks for this rarity!

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  23. very inspiring music! much appreciated Vitko!

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  24. Thank you very much, Vitko !!!!

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  25. haven't heard this!! thank you so much!
    gk

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  26. Beautiful, thank you Vitko. for what it's worth, this is the same music as Takehisa Kosugi's album Catch Wave -- such fantastic music.

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  27. It's great that you are sharing such great music. Thank you very much!

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  28. ah! great record. many thanks for putting this up!

    ag

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