Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Maru Sankaku Shikaku(Circle Triangle Square)-same,3xLP,1971-1973,Japan

Tribal-hippie-street-performance group that was active in Tokyo, 1970-1973. They recorded and released these three limited-edition LPs in '73. Each LP contains two long improvised pieces. The approach is a simple anybody-can-play attitude. The results include clangy tribal rituals, free-form intuitive acid jams, sly humor, Yoko-like vocal techniques, scratchy exploratory improv, electronic blips, and general good (but weird) vibes . Comes in a fold-out poster-like cover, with beautiful psych-dada-primitive art and collage by the band. From group leader Sakuro "Kant" Watanabe's liner notes: "Time. Avant-garde, rock'n'roll, vagabond, inhaling paint thinner, journey, beat, nihilism, underground, blues, hippie, Kohenji, genius, LSD, Shinjuku, yippie, pain killer, death, shoplifting, long hair, revolution, insanity, Kyoto, grass, hitchhiking, sex, commune, psychedelic, hashish, Zen, Asobi (playing or game), Satori (spiritual enlightenment), make-up, solitude, loneliness, anti-establishment, idiot, cool, rock festival, trip, guru--they were neighbors, part of us, and enemies sometimes."

Stunning record!Should have been in the NWW list!
get it here and here

10 comments:

eric said...

I think the notes by Kant really nail this one right off: inhaling paint thinner, journey, beat, nihilism, underground, blues. Stellar set. Thank you once again, Mutant & crew...

Anonymous said...

oh yes..........dig it.....

michal said...

wow this is realy amazing set! but i dont understand how there could be 8 songs, if "each LP contains two long improvised pieces" ...
THANKS anyway

Anonymous said...

amazing blog, can't even keep up.......might be a rookie question but, when trying to download this album i can't seem to get the second download to work....it keeps saying that i need the first download (which I have) to get it to work and asks to insert a disc....what am i missing? any help greatly appreciated......

Anonymous said...

amazing blog, can't even keep up.......might be a rookie question but, when trying to download this album i can't seem to get the second download to work....it keeps saying that i need the first download (which I have) to get it to work and asks to insert a disc....what am i missing? any help greatly appreciated......

mutantsounds said...

both files haver to be in the same directory and there's no need to "doubleclick" part2.If they are both downloaded opening prt one nd extrcting files will immeditely open part 2 as well

Keef said...

We seem to be missing record 3. Record 2 is in both parts.

Anonymous said...

I don't find Record 3 either. But THANKS so much for the first 2!!

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot!

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