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Kuni Kawachi To Kare No Tomodachi

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.00 | 3 ratings

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4 stars (From PA blog "Japanese Progressive Rock presented by DamoX")

Hard-edged Joe's voices and Hideki's psychedelically flickered guitar solo (just like Flower Travellin'!), and less noticeable but steady pacemaker Kuni's keyboards - this project is, without any suspicion, Kuni KAWACHI's show, not of Flowers.

In this project and album, Kuni undertook the composition, arrangement and production of all songs. Guess he might have a strong intention to construct a Japanese psychedelic hard rock up by six hands of the ensemble (oh, sorry but there were some guest musicians playing the rhythm section). Therefore the lyrics are all in Japanese language and Joe sang loudly the Japanese lyrics, opposite to English ones in Flower Travellin' band later. A bit more mysterious and eccentric his 'Japanese' voices are...that's the reason they could not be approved much all over the world I'm afraid. (Okay today I do let everyone here accept them completely! :-P) The lyrics seem to be very simple but actually should be philosophical and deeply meaningful (e.g. a great actor / actress in a small theatre as a metaphor for actions of each people all over the world, or 'men's scientific investigations of women' etc. etc. ), but Joe's voices are loud, rough, less delicate unlike a Japanese singer. Based on heavy riffs, sometimes floated and sometimes spacey and sometimes brain-shaking Hideki's guitar solo can remind us the heavy-psychedelic sounds of Flowers. But wait, this project should be exactly in the vanguard of Japanese psychedelic (and heavy) progressive rock scene.

Hope you can enjoy this pioneer of Japanese psychedelic progressive - although they should not have an intention to build the current huge Japanese progressive scene at that moment methinks.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |

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