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**Long out of print, very few copies available** odd japanese african-themed psych rock nugget from 1972 ; lovingly reissued by johan wellens via his tiliqua imprint ... this is kind of all over the place ; switching between a king of “chooglin’” acid/boogie-rock and the kind of “studio full of exotic instruments and lsd” approach perfected around the same time by East Bionic Symphonia & Taj Mahal Travellers" (Mimaroglu)
One of the coolest records we've ever heard from Japanese drummer Akira Ishikawa -- even wilder than some of his famous funk sessions of the time! The set definitely lives up to its African Rock promise -- as it features lots of sparely percussive tracks that build beautifully -- clearly drawing from African inspiration, in the same way that other albums by Akira drew from American funk -- then also adding in some cool production and hip effects that help further some of the "rock" side of the agenda! At points, the record almost feels like a solo percussion jam -- but at others, the guitars really get heavy, with a jamming intensity that's simply mindblowing. There's lots of psychedelic overtones when the guitars come in -- and they make for a wicked contrast with some of the more organic, percussion-oriented moments.
All tunes are nice and long, and titles include the extended break cut "Pigmy", plus "Vita", "Na Tu Penda Sana", and "Wanyamana Mapambazuko". (Presented as a cool box set -- like the original album -- with liner notes in English and Japanese.)