Monday, January 28, 2008

Chronicle-Like a Message From the Stars,LP,1977,Japan



Chronicle was a band that featured ex-Far Out bassist Kei Ishikawa. When Far Out broke up, that group's guitarist/vocalist Fumio Miyashita formed Far East Family Band (with Hirohito Fukushima, Akira Ito, Kitaro, Akira Fukakusa, and Shizuo Takasaki), while Kei Ishikawa moved to California with keyboardist Kenji Mishiro, guitarist Nobuo Hotchi, and drummer Osamu Takeda (apparently another ex-Far Out member, but it was Manami Arai who played on their one and only album from 1973) and formed Chronicle. All credited to vocal duties. Musically,it is Pink Floyd/Far Out influnced prog/space rock,dominated by mellow keyboards,excellent voice,virtuoso guitarwork and dreamy space soundscapes.Sometimes it's much mainstream oriented but yet very beautifull..Reminds me some Finch work and also some Cyborg (AU) recordings.
as requested,get it here

6 comments:

Framous Groose said...

This was a realy pleasent surprise i must say. Thank you very much for sharing it ^-^. Is it possible that you can share the other 2 albums they also made one day in the near future.

Anonymous said...

One of the nice things (among numerous others) of MutantSounds is that your prayers are actually heard most of the time. So once more a big thanks for sharing this one. I too am silently hoping for the debut album (and perhaps the live, too) to pop up here eventually.

greetings from Belgium

K.

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot!

Anonymous said...

Was listening to this on youtube it is awesome.

vaalkoth said...

Could someone re-up this one? The link is dead.

Anonymous said...

Is this ever going to be re-uploaded???