Sunday, January 25, 2009

Yapoos -Keikaku,LP,1987,Japan

Here's another excellent Japanese weird record. Yapoos was a project of Jun Togawa.At first glance, it's pleasant but unchallenging, Art Of Noise sounding synthpop with Togawa's powerful, acrobatic vocals on top. Bouncy if occasionally dark, not too far removed from many of the band's equally synth crazed Western peers.This is one of those albums that gets more impressive the deeper you go, revealing textures and atmospheres that are virtually impossible to catch in a casual, put-it-on-while-doing-housework listen. While it's obvious non-Japanese speakers can't get the full impact, the music accentuates and carries the narrative arc with enough drama that a vague idea is more than enough. Well worth seeking out.( parts of this review taken from Jrawk website, read the whole review here).

get it here

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

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

can u upload it on Sharebee please

Anonymous said...

This is great. I just recently got a copy of Togawa Legend Self Select, highly recommended.

Anonymous said...

крутое японское дерьмо!!)) обожаю шизиков, таких как Merzbow или Boris, Suki Suki Switch в ту же копилку)) И этот проект не исключение!!
Good blog, thnx for posting this stuff))

Anonymous said...

cool)

Bungalow Bill said...

uhh, the zip seems corrupted, 5th song impossible to uncompress

V ! said...

YOKOTA !

Tara Tortuga said...

thanks once again!
I can't stop listening to "Love Clone."

Anonymous said...

Can anyone upload Togawa Legend Self Select? Or point me to it? Thanks!

you-x said...

ditto! i don't have the $75 to drop on it unfortunately...

V ! said...

Jun Togawa, Suki Suki Daisuki (Alfa Records, Inc 1985)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkXIOdOwGTE

other videos on facebook, youtube source (fb log in required)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/-Togawa-Jun-Not-official/56036357047?ref=mf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFA19tfP75A

Can i possibly request Jun Togawa - Tamahime Sama and Togawa Legend Self Select ?

Thank you

jAy @ jApAn said...

Yes, friends...I have The TOGAWA LEGEND 3-disc set and just posted it here. Hope you enjoy!

http://whatfuckedyou.blogspot.com/2009/04/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-jun.html

Viki said...

Sugoi! Dai Ski!!!

Anonymous said...

why do you use rapidshare ?

its the worst filehostservice there is ....

(use mediafire !!!)

and why do you make those strange twined zipflies ?

thats just stupid ...

ido said...

Togawa Jun is the One True God.
Thou shalt have no other gods but her.

I adore this album so much. Yapoos's second album, "Daitenshi no you ni" ("Like an Archangel") is also stunning.

Anonymous said...

MediaFire mirror.