Sunday, July 19, 2009

ZYPRESSEN-S/T, CD, 1996, JAPAN


The work of this stunning Japanese R.I.O. outfit is manifestly an outgrowth of the dark chamber rock tradition of the Univers Zero/Art Zoyd/Present axis, but their penchant for folkloric and quasi-romantic themes and instrumental voicings brings this far closer to the territory that Univers Zero leader Daniel Denis was charting on his two solo albums from the early 90's (Les Eaux Troubles in particular) and closer still to that dislocated zone between systemic minimalism and angular art rock mined by Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic and the Mikel Rouse Broken Consort. An embarrassment of riches to explore here, folks. Note: this has been posted elsewhere in the blogosphere, but only as inaccessible-to-many .ogg files, so it felt well worth re-sharing this here.

***************NEW LINK POSTED SEPTEMBER 2012***************

Get it here  


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

very cool.... !

V ! said...

Wonder FULL!

Anonymous said...

wow, this is incredible, thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

hi
what does r.i.o mean?

vdoandsound said...

anonymous-Rock In Opposition. Do a wiki search for more info...

Marcel said...

Oh god, i really can't stop listening to this album! But i got two questions:
Is there any way to find out what the translated title of Nr.7 is?(or maybe just the "japanese characters" so a freind of mine could translate them)

And i would like to know what other albums "Zypressen" have released, do you know anything about that?

thanks again for uploading!
Marcel

yermandu said...

AMAZING!

SonceGrib said...

Great Thanks!!! fantastic Bando!!! Strange Happy Impressions from Our Incredible Childhood!!!!

Anonymous said...

This is so great... why on earth hasn't anyone ever heard of this? I can't even find any info about them online. So the key question is, got any more of this? Would love to know more about the band or hear more of their stuff.

Mike said...

This is a very, very interesting album. Thank you for this. It seems this band also has songs on two compilation albums - "Lost Years in Labyrinth" (on the Belle Antique label) and "Chikai Munashiku" (K-Hin Bros.). Any chance that you or somebody out there has these? They seriously need to be posted somewhere...!!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the re-post of this only contains 5 of the 8 tracks. I'm dloading this one at the moment -
https://rapidshare.com/#!download|238p6|116841494|zypressen_zypressen_1996.zip|94657|0|0

Will let you know if it is also missing any tracks.