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Hiro Yanagida in Japrock sampler
Dec 29, 2017, 16:22
I’m totally biased because his stuff my fav, but I was kind of left hanging waiting for a chapter, or more than a paragraph on Hiro Yanagida in japrock sampler. I wasn’t expecting to see food brain (the record that first turned me on to this Japanese movement) in the “avoid” section. I get that some of it is super loose and seems chaotic, but in contrast with those sweet and soft moments, it’s totally effective and jaw dropping. there’s some days I can’t help but shake around to the hot mess. Waltz for m.p.b bmakes me feel like I’m flying, and his harpsichord tracks swell me with emotions. I don’t know if I’m missing context or knowledge, but to me these records are prime cuts! I can see the Zappa blueprint yeah yeah, but the music is so bright and unrestricted. Happy/ sorry is so carefree and floating ( yes floating as an adjective :) ) And I don’t even wanna get started on Hirocosmos. So good and smooth and funky and that overdrive moment in the first song aaah wow wee. And only a mere mention of Apryl fool being ahead of the curve of group sounds. This man was sprinkled in this book so many times that I anticipated he have a chapter devoted him, or at least a proper kudos for a sound that without a doubt propelled Japanese pyschedelia. Anyways that’s just my opinion and excuse for ranting about it. Besides that i learned more than I hoped to from this book.
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