Monday, February 26, 2007

EXPO-DO THE EXPO!, LP/CD, 1987, JAPAN




This 80's Japanese outfit (featuring Kimitaka Matsumae of Constance Towers/Space Ponch, who released a CD on Jim O'Rourke's Mokai label in 2000, as well as being featured on the seminal 1989 CD compilation "Drive To Heaven, Welcome To Chaos") sits very snugly next to the previously posted Picky Picnic as an exemplary model of musical enlightenment through the detournment of good cheer. One part corrupted children's video game soundtrack, one part post-Zappa convolution as refracted through an occidental lens (ala Tipographica) both colliding unceremoniously and falling down a rabbit hole. Your cheeks will ache from grinning so much...

Get it Here

16 comments:

Scott said...

I've downloaded this 3 different times and have tried 2 different extractors to no avail. At least I've got Picky Picnic to cheer me up!

Robert said...

Oh my.
Until now, you folks were kind of intriguing and worth a daily visit.
Now, with EXPO and Picky Picnic, you have opened a dreamland of forgotten desires.

vdoandsound said...

Hmmmm...dunno what's causing that to happen on your end Scott, as both Matt and I had no difficulty in downloading Expo once it was posted here...

Carlos! said...

I can just say, wow.

jean-herve said...

hi,

superb post. great to see expo offered anywhere.

unfortunately, i'm experiencing difficulty in unpacking the archive file. two downloads, and one consistent message:

"the filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."

could you at least check the zip file to confirm? i've downloaded the 400 million-odd previous posts without incident, and my concerns are not entirely misplaced.

many thanks for everything!

jean-herve said...

simple solution applied, case successfully closed. i renamed the zip "expo," et voila.

j-h

Scott said...

thanks jean-herve, worked for me too.

Lucky said...

so much stuff, so much marvellous music, geez!

it doesn't come too often that i have something which you post or mention here - which is meant as a compliment of course, and not a complaint whatsoever!!

since the "drive to heaven, welcome to chaos" is (WHAT I THINK!) not a very widely known compilation, feel free to use my post+link of this same cd on your blog:
http://tinyurl.com/3a3jra

great to see that there are 3 mutant turtles strolling around! ;)

cheers, lucky

Todd said...

IS TRACK 10 MISSSING??

SEEMS TO BE./.

Anonymous said...

IS TRACK 10 MISSSING??

SEEMS TO BE./.

Derek said...

Would you happen to have a translated tracklist for this Expo record?

fuzztunnel said...

Track 10 isn't missing- the track numbers are just incorrectly tagged...

Anonymous said...

file not found!
Please if is possible repost-it, thank you very much!

simon.grant said...

Yes, please repost - I've just fallen in love with space ponch and matsumae!

cartilage said...

yoyoyo !! ye pleasssssssssssssssssse repost it !!!! this would be fatastic!!!!

Jack Celliers said...

The title of this excellent album is not "Do the Expo" as much as I understand, but Expo no Bankoku Daisenrayku (エキスポの万国大戦略) wich means something like "Expo's strategy for the whole world", don't ask me more!