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CATCH WAVE

Takehisa Kosugi

 

Progressive Electronic

4.29 | 33 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Takehisa Kosugi was the main man with the TAJ-MAHAL TRAVELLERS and this is his debut from 1975. He went on to create many more solo albums often collaborating with others. His talent seems to be more with the violin and some of his solo albums focus completely on that. This particular album is an Electronic one with two side long tracks. I find the cover art really interesting.

"Mano-Dharma '74" is an improv of mostly oscillators and manipulated violin sounds. Now I'm not the biggest fan of those violin sounds in fact they can be really annoying at times. It is an interesting track though the way it changes over it's 26 1/2 minute length yet keeps the same vibe. The oscillators do continue throughout which helps in that regard.

"Wave Code #E-1" is 22 1/2 minutes long and features those oscillators and vocal expressions. Those vocal sounds echo at times but are mostly manipulated in some manner. So again the song keeps the same vibe as these vocal expressions come and go. I like the multi-vocal section starting after 10 minutes, and I do find some of the vocal sounds pretty humerous especially after 15 minutes and later.

Once again consider my rating with a grain of salt as all of the other reviewers here have given this 4 or more stars. I always find Electronic albums difficult to rate so usually go with the enjoyment factor which I find low here.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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