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SHINUTOKIWA BETSU

Wha-Ha-Ha

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.76 | 18 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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4 stars Shigenori Kamiya that took charge of the synthesizer had worked with SAX player's Akira Sakata before this album was produced. Akira Sakata is a person to whom the name is known well by Jazz Scene of Japan. Trio also performed to Akira Sakata in foreign countries.

And, it was a musician to whom Shunichi Chino had been taken an active part by the rock band of Japan, too. They will share the activity of music by chance. The musician who acted Avant-Pop of Japan had various flows of the music character etc. where the band that intentionally advanced the music character was born flowing and by chance.

Situation in which musician shares music by chance and idea is constructed. Or, the background in the age when the music was achieved might be important. Often, music with the power of being not able to reproduce the same music again might be likely to be born.

This band that adopted Mishio Ogawa that happened to be in the place of the production of music as Vocal worked on music by chance with the idea and the humour indeed calculated. Or, this might be suitable people for calling the group of not the band but heterodoxy music. The existence never continued by contraries though they did the tour and live at that time.

"Inanaki" keeps the dash feeling by the melody with an unnatural song and the humour of Mishio. The element of Free Jazz also had originally taken Akira Sakata in Jazz Scene. The humour is taken to them and the tune ends in an uneasy piano part. By the way, there is a tune that is called "Inanaki 2nd" in the tune that Trio of Akira Sakata did. However, the tune is complete Free Jazz.

It will be able to be discovered that the music that this group does is music indeed calculated if it listens to "Whaha Wahaha". Element of techno and POP that appears in age in addition to Music's world till then to which Akira Sakata had gone. They are indeed cool. The tune ends keeping call out the name of a song. The inorganic element is valuable.

"On The Floor" expresses the flow of Avant-Pop of Japan in the 80's well. A perfect scat of Mishio is completely corresponding to the tune from an irregular start. The unison of six group notes is cool. The element of Jazz of Akira Sakata unites well though the element of techno considerably spread to Japan at that time of this. Mishio Ogawa has already been called a person who was popular also in the world of Jazz Scene.

"Tactics" shifts from the melody of the harmonica to a cappella of Mishio Ogawa. The sound of irregularity is consistent and the flow of the album is not changed. This tune is a coincidence and an industry that the age invited.

The sound of a thin keyboard of "My Happiness" has succeeded in this album, too. It puts and it advances to Loddy of ..a few avant-garde.. [me]. A dynamic chorus twines with Sax, progresses, and interrupts suddenly. Fanfare of dynamic a cappella after dialog said, "Dying is another event". The song of the girl of Mishio Ogawa contributes.

"Kohmori" can be translated into "Bat". The situation in which Sax twines round the melody of the Orient with a beautiful chorus might be necessary for composing this album. The background in the age when this album was produced might be able to be felt exactly.

We even Japanese do not understand the meaning to lyrics of "Rice&Soy". However, an inorganic a little flow by rhythm Box and member's song are irregularly intertwined with the humour and advance. This is music that a coincidence and the inevitability that Japan at that time made cohabit.

"Zoo" that decorates the end of the album is a suitable tune in the end of the album, too. The album-quality is never dropped. It puts on the rhythm of the condition of reggae and it advances. An unstable melody will consistently feel the theme of the album.

A lot of bands of techno and POP that takes them exist also in Japan. Music will be expressed with each individuality and the differentiation be attempted. In the existence of Avant-POP of Japan exactly, Music whom "Wha-ha-ha" did is valuable person. It is said that Chris Cutler and Jim O 'Rourke also supported the music of Wha-ha-ha. The band that ..their Music character.. follows doesn't appear.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |

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