Friday, March 2, 2007

J. A. SEAZER Retrospective-9LPs,1971-199?,JAPAN

Revolutionary Girl Utena OST 3 199?Dance of Lemmings 1977

Ahobune 1974


Denen Ni Shisu 1974



Kokkyo Junreika 1973


Heresy 1972
I don't think there's much to say about J.A. Seazer.Member of the Tokyo Kid Brothers and Shuji Terayama's Tenjosajiki Theatre ,collaborated with many Japanese pioneers of experimental/psych music(Kan Mikami/Keiji Haino/Ike Reiko,etc).Actually all his works are music for Tenjjosajiko performances and animated films(magna?).Mote there are also included in this package :Sailbraiking LP (1976/soundrack for performance),Electric Bulb Ammonite LP(no infos found,any help will be appreciated) and a LP with Japanese title which i do not understand:).
get the whole bunch : 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
I know this is a very big post bit it's worth it! The most difficult post for me till now....there are 5 hours now i was trying to find pictures and infos....most of them were in Japanese unfortunately.I would appreciate any extra infos, thanks in advance. Enjoy the wierdness of Mr. J. A SEAZER!




39 comments:

Over The Moon said...

Thanks so much for the J.A. Seazer! Wow, incredible!

hideo said...

epic post, man!! thanks

punkfunk said...

This a massive post and the music is quite varied. But the early theatrical pieces are pretty opaque if you're not fluent in Japanese. A libretto would be nice, but one probably doesn't exist. Kudos for uploading so much material on one artist. One really gets a sense of Seazer's growth and lyrical concerns as the music progresses.

kevinass said...

me think real good. thank yew so much. Cujos!

Anonymous said...

You da man!

Have been trying to buy a few of these titles on CD, but haven't been able to find them.

john said...

Man, this looks absolutely great! I've been beggin' for some Seazer, but this has totally exceeded all of my expectations! Unfortunately my computer overheated so all I can do now is surf at the public library without downloading anything. I hope this link is still working once my computer's fixed! Until then I'll just drool over the covers some more... You've posted some Ceasar albums that I didn't even know existed!

john said...

Finally got to download all of the Seazer, now I just have to listen and absorb them! Thanks again for taking the time to post all of this. Being exposed to this much Seazer is really a dream for me. I have heard Heresy and Kokko Junreika (sp?) before and was mightily moved, so I am looking forward to this weekend when I will have enough free time to listen to the rest. I do have a slight question about part 6, though, as I tried downloading it twice but both times the first song off Sealbreaking was labeled "corrupt." Did anyone else have this problem?

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. Great to catch up on more Ceasar albums! The one that you couldn't figure out the Japanese for is called "Shintokumaru" from 1978. There's some info and pics floating around on the net.

Chris

john said...

I know you posted them nearly a month ago, but I just want to say thanks again for the Seazer albums. You site has tons of great stuff, but for me at least, these Seazer albums have been the post that I've enjoyed most. For the past four weeks I've been listening to them daily, and all the parts that seemed so foreign and inaccessible at first now sound freakin' great. Here is how I would rate them - 1. Herasy 2. Ship of Fools 3. Kyokko Junreika 4. Death in the Country 5. Shintokumaro 6.Electric Light Bulb 7. Lemming 8. Sealbreaking 9. Rebolutionary Girl Utne (This is the only one that hasn't really grabbed me.) Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks again for this epic post. You rock!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the J.A. Caesar posts. Could you please tell me which numbered download is which album? I want to check out Ahobune, but have most of the others already, so I don't want to use my time downloading what I already own. Thanks!

Mage said...

Thanks for providing links to these excellent albums.

I know this was a long time ago, but I would like to try to explain J.A. Seazer's work in the context of Revolutionary Girl Utena. Utena was an animated television show in Japan in 1997 that was later adapted into an animated film in 1999.

The first point that must be realized is that the music was not all composed by J.A. Seazer. Half of the music was background music to the show and the other half was music for the fight scenes (and there were a few pop songs thrown in for the opening and ending credits). J.A. Seazer only did the fight music. Someone named Shinkichi Mitsumune did the background music. Their styles are fairly distinct, so it should be easy to tell the difference. However a good rule of thumb is if it's just instrumental then it's Mitsumune's, if there are vocals then it is J.A. Seazer's work.

Therefore, in the OST 3 that MutantSounds provided, only Tracks 2, 7, 11, 15, 17, 21, 24, 27, 30, and 31 are composed by J.A. Seazer.

Wait, don't stop reading! There are actually 8 CDs based on Utena. OST 7 and OST 4 are filled with ALL J.A. Seazer songs and are therefore the best. I personally like OST 7 better, as it is more experimental and more Seazer-like. They are both good. But OST 4 is readily available as it has been released in America! You can find it here.

OST 1 and OST 2 and OST 8 have been released in America also.

OST 1: Tracks 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 36 are by J.A. Seazer (watch out for the 2 awful pop songs on this album.)

OST 2: Tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 25 are by J.A. Seazer.

OST 8: Tracks 1, 4, 9, and 11 are by J.A. Seazer (There are only four songs by him but I think Track 1 and 4 are excellent.)

I also enjoy the songs by Shinkichi Mitsumune, but if you're purely an experimental/progressive rock fan, you probably won't enjoy those tracks as much.

Anonymous said...

Wowiee... I love Seazer's work on Utena and I've been searching high and low for more of his earlier work. This post is so great! Thank you! (and only two more days before I'll have all the parts of it downloaded...)

-Jason

Tre said...

This is the ONLY blog with Seazer's discography and please will someone help me with the password. I can't seem to find it!

eirepaul said...

J.A. Seazer brilliant ! Thank's for posting these Albums I have wanted to hear them for ages. You are a diamond.

Yer_man_in_japan said...

domo arigato gozaimasu! Cheers answer to a prayer!

Bashevis said...

Thanks a lot! I was looking for some of these material for quite a lot of time...

Salud!

DougGorius said...

does anyone know if this has the Emperor Tomato Ketchup OST?

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot.I'm japanese.arigato

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot.I'm japanese.arigato!

said...

Hi, this is a wonderful post which introduces me to the work of J.A. Seazer.

For those who like the Utena OST, they can all be found here.

http://utena.darkless.net/

Jack Celliers said...

Amazing, even not understanding any Japanese the voices are so expressive you just keep listening.

Here you can find Shintokumaru:

http://sanjamasdelosjamaces.blogspot.com/2008/12/tenjousajiki-shintokumaru.html

Jack Celliers said...

Maybe this helps: The name of the album in Japanese seems to be "Deruta - Ipushiron", which means "Delta - Epsilon". The problem with that one is that characters are not even Japanese but seems to be mixed with garbage, so it's hard to guess the meaning.

daru said...

Anyone Can Post The Track info for JA Seazer - Jasumon / Aka Heresy Album? Please........

chrryblssmninja said...

thanks!

nicholab said...

desperately want "death in the country". thanks for posting. when i downloaded, though, the 1st half of the files had errors. would a re-up be possible?

A said...

Love.
Thank
You.

phantom_muon said...

Nothing to add, I'm just getting a kick out of the fact that I can see the tatami in my old house in Japan, as the Kokkyoujunreika LP photo is from one of my old eBay auctions.

Seazer rules. Be sure to grab the 5CD (or 6CD if you're lucky) box set of unreleased stuff that came out. It's out of print, but I am sure someone has ripped it. It's stunning.

said...

A couple of new J.A. Seazer albums were released last week...

万有引力Vol.1 1994-2007
万有引力VOL.2 1983-1993
釘と螺旋(ネジ)の算術法、あるいはその起源
螺旋階段
万有引力劇中歌唱曲集 大島睦子 Sings Selection

You can find them all at amazon japan

Anonymous said...

Could this be more unorganized. A clusterfuck of mp3's

How difficult is it to sort guys?

Jack Celliers said...

MS added some value, now if as you say it is so little thing to sort it, add now some value yourself, sort it and upload it.

You see? We all contribute a bit instead of moaning in front of a gift, and we all win. Just as magical.

Anonymous said...

Somebody please let me know if you find any info on the album, "Electric Bulb Ammonite"! I love the sound and Im interested in knowing when it was made and if JA Seazer has more albums like this(as many of the Utena duel songs sound similar to this and I think its genius).

Id love to buy a copy in better quality and upload it for ya'll but I need more info because its hard to search for(the title is obviously a translation of the Japanese title). Having the actual Japanese characters is helpful in copy and paste google searching.

said...

The Japanese title for "Electric Bulb Ammonite" is "電球式アンモナイト". You can find his complete discography here:

http://www.occn.zaq.ne.jp/pakupaku/JASEAZER/SEAZER.HTML

The album is released under 万有引力 [ ban'yu-inryoku ].

Subetei said...

Kokkyou Junreika and Jasumon are on Amazon mp3 for 8$ at higher bitrate.

Anonymous said...

Man, I just cannot thank you enough! Great, fantastic post!
José (from Brazil)

said...

new J.A. Seazer album coming in May.
奴婢訓 Directions to Servant

http://diskunion.net/progre/ct/detail/IND9411

and don't forget the Vol2 collection arriving next week!
http://diskunion.net/progre/ct/detail/IND9038

promo video is here:
http://youtu.be/W4lT9IeuOt8?hd=1

Anonymous said...

hi:)
i was only lookin for kokkyo 73, you are the last one posting it, so i had to take it all;) allways nice lookin for rare stuff let me find precious blogs like yours! so thanks a lot and all the best!

Anonymous said...

Nice post. Love Seazers work. However, I still miss the Midori OST :(

Anonymous said...

Re upload, please!

Anonymous said...

I (and others) would be so grateful if you re-uploaded this.