Thursday, February 21, 2008

HIRO YANAGIDA-MILK TIME, LP (CD REISSUE: 1998), 1970, JAPAN







One of the central fixtures of the the 70's Japanese psychedelic underground, wailing keyboard wiz Yanagida was a member of Nurse With Wound listers Foodbrain, Masahiko Satoh and Souondbreakers, Apryl Fool and the completely mental Love Live Life + 1, whose mindbomb I posted a while back. Milk Time was the first of four album under his own name and though it contains a handful of the pedal-to-the-metal howling hammond psych/proto-prog attacks that he's notorious for (and which was lacquered on rather thicker on his eponymous second album that Jim posted a while back), this one casts it's net further afield; outwardly bound Journeys Through Burning Brains playing footsie with harpsichord-laden moves located somewhere between Carnaby Street and Rischkas' Soul occupy equal space to the propulsive acid thunder, much of it garlanded by the stinging acid guitar of the legendary Kimio Mizutani. This scene is now finally getting it's day in the sun via Julian Cope Japrocksampler and Milk Time is one of it's stone cold classics.

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***NOTE: THERE'S A MIRRORED MEDIAFIRE LINK IN THE COMMENT FIELD*** 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thank you.

anything else japrocksampler-related you feel like putting up would be very welcome as well.

AxemRangers said...

Thanks a lot, very excited to hear more from him. I'm a big fan of the more recent Japanese psych stuff (White Heaven, High Rise, Kawabata's thousand projects and the like) but am still pretty new to the material from the decades prior.

Anonymous said...

wow, cool never heard this. I've been a big fan of FOOD BRAIN (a supergroup with this guy, shinki chen, and the bass player from Golden Cups), and MILK TIME sounds the most like FOOD BRAIN of any of this stuff, so thank you for a missing piece to the puzzle!

djh said...

Well now I understand Mr. Cope's Hot Rats comparison. A more commercial blend perhaps but a very pleasant listen, I like the fact it covers a lot of ground.
Great to see these rare items coming to light post Japrocksampler.
Cheers

al66 said...

Mediafire link for this album:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?g8a1cmpqmmeae3k