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Yonin Bayashi


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4 stars It is true in the flow in the 70's that the fashion of other countries flowed in the market of the music of Japan. The power in the 60's might change into various shape, the position of the genre be digested by each musician, and it be continuous of groping and the creation. Point to take element of Rock in music of Japan till then. Or, the point to take English to lyrics. Or, the point to sing Japanese lyrics like an English pronunciation. These concepts hardly existed.

It is guessed that they were caught as some fashions though the flow of Jazz and POP existed certainly also in Japan. However, the listener of music always set up an antenna, listened to various music, and was researching. The same thing will be able to be said to it for young musicians who had absorbed various music at this time.

There was what where the wave of Prog Rock visited the music of Japan that existed originally as music of the tradition by contraries at early time. The fact that flows to music in Japan with Pink Floyd at the top bands such as ELP and Genesis and is absorbed incessantly flows to the band in Japan of this time. It was united by the music of the tradition of Japan and the culture. The listener in Japan might have felt the unknown world in the performance and lyrics that the band did. However, those uniting exactly falls on at the dawn of the music of Japan. And, it was time when the musician was able to send those music freely. The system that was able to be helped by accepting those elements to the company on the record to which the band belonged to some degree was time gradually in order.

The fact into which the music of those Japan gradually changed happened rapidly in the latter the 60's. The fact that the element of the lock often appears in the music of Japan till then existed. It put out as the element of Prog Rock was really front like the band and the band that expressed it was a near-total absence. And, the performance that this "Yoninbayashi" had done remarkably exactly expressed the flow of Prog Rock.

The history of his music started in 1969. The band formed adding drum player's Daiji Okai and Bass player's Shinichi Nakamura with guitar player's Katsutoshi Morizono at the top was called "The Sannin". They at that time were high school student's time. And, they might already have been influenced from the music of bands such as Pink Floyd and ELP. And, keyboard player's Hidemi Sakashita changes into the band and the joining band is changed into "Yoninbayashi". Men who went with the tour of "Flower Travellin' Band" of the band in same Japan in 1972 will gradually inform the listener of the name of the band.

The band receives the request of the music for the movie in 1973. They received the right of the announcement from the company of the movie to the record as a condition of undertaking the music for the movie. It was an indeed convenient condition for them. They might not have been able to contribute in the market of the music of the expression and Japan of free limited music if this condition was not satisfactory. They will leave the name by freely expressing music in this album at the dawn of the music of Japan and Prog Rock. And, it is certain that this album also had the fact recognized the form of the pre-debut because it debuted in parallel with the work of Music of the movie though they announce this album in 1974.

"hamaebeΘ" is exactly beginning of event of this album. The explosion of the keyboard that processes the effect gives the listener the expectation for the album from the melody made anxious.

"Sora To Kumo" has a certain abstract lyrics well for the music of Japan of this time. The progress of the code of a melody with which the anacatesthesia overflows and a melancholic guitar has the atmosphere tossed about the sky. It is likely to be able to listen to the element of Pink Floyd and a few psychedelic if it dares to say. Atmosphere also gives the impression that looks like "Wind Cloud" of Kestrel.

"Omatsuri" can be interpreted as a title, "Festival". The composition of the tune with which the anacatesthesia overflows starts quietly. The content of lyrics is sung, "Anything might not have to go to the place where the festival is held and to be done". Other people dance. However, it is guessed that lyrics said that it will cry because it sees those scenes have expressed melancholic feelings and the change in zeal. The tune changes into an intense rhythm on the way and shifts to the rhythm like Latin. Feelings expressed in lyrics while expressing the festival in music are splendidly expressed with the melody.

"Isshoku-Sokuhathu" might exactly look like the method of expressing feelings of Pink Floyd. Words such as the sky, seas, and the winds are taken to lyrics and the expression of feelings of the tune is made an embodiment splendidly. There were not really too much a lot of bands that expressed it like this in the music of Japan of this time. The method of the performance and the expression that they had done might have been considerably reformative in the history of the music of Japan. The modulation during the tune and the arrangement of the keyboard increase the perfection of the tune further. The power of this band exactly hid potential.

"Ping-Pong Dama No Nageki" might be a suitable tune because it puts the position of the content of this album. The composition of the tune to start uneasily and to show light at the end is splendid. Only it is not aural and the flow with the appealed feeling visually consistently means the direction and the freedom of the band.

The guitar player of this band secedes the band after announcing 2nd album. The atmosphere of the tune has changed in the work of this band at initial and latter term. It is thought that the power of this band and the method of the free expression have gathered in an initial work though the listener is commenting on the band according to the content of the work. The composition of the polished tune will be able ..suitable one.. to be counted exactly in the history of Music in Japan the masterpiece though a good element of Prog Rock is followed.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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