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Artist: SATOH & SOUNDBREAKERS, MASAHIKO
Title: Amalgamation
Format: CD
Label: Drone Syndicate
Country: Sweden
Price: $18.00
"Number seven on the Japrocksampler Top 50, available again for the first time in over a decade!" "This preposterous piece of psychedelic avant-jazz sounds like the work of aliens, each with only one foot in our universe. Propelled by cacophonous brassy blasts, volleys of machine-gunning, ecstatically Light Fantastic rhythms and moments of Teo Macero-style Mixing Concrète (during which the whole track becomes consumed by waves of new sound); the result is the most singular mash-up of inappropriate sounds any listener is ever likely to hear. Over two side-long tracks, shaman Masahiko Satoh sends us through a sonic mind-field, baffling our senses and our sense of gravity. Located at the centre of Amalgamations giddy sessions was the frantic Detroit drumming of hard-bop legend Louis Hayes, whose role it was to play the bubbling ever unfolding fundament on which Masahiko Satohs whole trip proceeded, as though the rhythm section were a magic carpet magically pulled out from under the feet of the other performers. Over this rhythmic shaking, Satoh scattered Hammond organ around and ring-modulated his Fender Rhodes piano solos (Roland built three especially for the record), added lead guitar from super session legend Kimio Mizutani, trumpets and sax from Mototeru Takagi, scat singing from Kayoko Itoh, and strings from the Wehnne Strings Consort." -- Japrocksampler

Artist: SATOH & SOUNDBREAKERS, MASAHIKO
Title: Amalgamation
Format: LP
Label: Phoenix
Country: UK
Price: $23.00
"Reissue of this legendary album from 1970 featuring Hiro Yanagida, Kimio Mizutani, Mototeru Takagi. Number seven on the Japrocksampler Top 50. Divine excessive jazz-rock stylings by this batch of period-visionaries presumably recorded sometime in 1970 by Rudy Van Gelder and Creed Taylor at the Toshiba Records 1st Studio. All of that "real" psychedelic goo gets smeared about quite a bit; acoustic string flap AND electric gonzo-muff battle overdriven organ lines played by said Masahiko and his band of western pickups (Louis Haynes on drums, Jochen Staudt on bass). Furious jamming is meshed with some fine sub-George Russell 3rd-stream string/brass writhing and found-sound tape-spatter (machine guns, war-speak). Housed in a gatefold sleeve; on 180 gram vinyl." -Phoenix.




Artist: SATOH & SOUNDBREAKERS, MASAHIKO
Title: Amalgamation
Format: CD
Label: Phoenix
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"One of the most tripped-out albums youll ever hear from Japanese keyboardist Masahiko Satoh, and thats saying a lot, considering some of his other avant sessions of the 70s! This ones from 1971 and a really free-form jam -- recorded so that each of the two long tunes takes up a side of the record apiece -- one with really full-on, frenzied noise courtesy of some ring modulators played by Satoh, undercut with some really heavy drums from Louis Hayes, a surprising entry for a session like this! Side two has a sound thats a bit more organic -- some spare percussion at first -- but the record then moves into noisier territory too, and even features some cool, scatting female vocals. Highly recommended! Numbered, limited edition housed in an LP replica sleeve. Digitally remastered. Sits at #7 on Julian Copes Japrocksampler Top 50 list." - Phoenix. "...shaman Masahiko Satoh sends us through a sonic mind-field, baffling our senses and our sense of gravity." - Julian Cope.

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