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4.07 | 18 ratings | 2 reviews | 35% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Echigo Tsutsuishi Oyashirazu (5:29)
2. Tenshotan (4:14)
3. Haha Koishiya Sangosho (4:35)
4. Kyojobushi (2:56)
5. Eimei Shihen (2:52)
6. Wasan (7:31)
7. Jinriki Hiko No Tame No Enzetsu Soan (6:23)
8. Minkan Iryojutsu (11:46)
9. Otori No Kuru Hi (7:52)

Total Time 53:38

Line-up / Musicians

- J. A. Caesar / organ, electone, guitars, koto, wadaiko
- Yuzo Kawata / bass
- Kyozo Hayashi / congas
- Shuji Sasada / congas
- Shigeyuki Suzuki / drums
- Henriku Morisaki / flute
- Shigeo Ingai / gong
- Takeshi Mori / guitar
- Kunio Yamashiro / bamboo
- Kaoru Fujiwara / handmade instruments
- Norihito Inaba / timpani
- Eimei Sasaki / voices
- Keiko Niitaka / voices
- Masako Ono / voices
- Seigo Showa / voices
- Yoko Ran / voices

Releases information

LP Victor Records SJX130 (1973)
CD Belle Antique BELLE95168 (1996)
LP P-Vine Records PLP7619 (2002)
CD Belle Antique BELLE061216 (2006)
CD / LP Phoenix Records ASHCD3042 / ASHLP3042 (2011)

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J. A. CAESAR Kokkyo Junreika ratings distribution

(18 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(35%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (12%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
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J. A. CAESAR Kokkyo Junreika reviews

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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams
4 stars Flood of divinity and psych-solemn brilliance, even though based upon bluesy rock sounds. J. A. CAESAR is a Japanese theatrical superstar, let me shout.

Taking the case of the first track "Echigo Tsutsuishi Oyashirazu", deep drum beating and melody flying / floating blended with mysteriously horrible voices following horrible flute (wabue?) vibes in the very beginning have obvious musical innovation. This project has been based upon illuminative theatre and this makes sense. Takaaki, as a couple of theatre casts, plays auditory dramas. His voices are a bit cheesy but sometimes remind us a strong passion like Demetrio Stratos. "Tenshotan" is a lazy, sloppy story created by a female reciter, with unstable melody lines ... going to extremes is amazing, please feel enough. Bluesy "Haha Koishiya Sangosho" is slightly poppy but a deeply dark bullet launcher. Cannot help stepping back with hearing that, oh man. "Kyojobushi" means "a song for crazy women", followed by "Eimei Shihen", another madness ... that's it. Drenched in continual shouts and mind-blowing high-tone voices, without refined melodic texture, but this stuff consists of innovative collective, namely such a neat phenomenon brushed up by crazy mademoiselles and crazy Takaaki.

Female extreme pitchshift horror based upon symphonic / psychedelic slowdown in "Wasan" gives us palpitation and chill. Regardless of its melodic beauty and power, something fuzzy can be felt around us. Who knows the reason. Mystery. "Jinriki Hiko No Tame No Enzetsu Soan" is another symphonic psychedelia along with Takaaki's inorganic but aggressive storytelling, which content is too difficult for me to give an explanation but his mind-altering power affects our brain massively. The following "Minkan Iryojutsu" sounds like an ambient sound hoaxer, that shows fishy medical appearance for addicting common people without knowledge enough. So tough to listen carefully indeed. "Otori No Kuru Hi" is quite suitable for the last scene of this dramatic theatre. Female high-tone voices are crazier than previously, and psychic symphony takes off and flies over and over. Magnificent, powerful percussion and guitar blows our minds so impressively that we cannot avoid squeezing breath into our throat. Our tears get brilliant expression via such a tragic keyboard play upon the very last part.

Nothing can be found except fascination. Excellent.

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4 stars Review nš 224 Julius Arnest "J.A". Caesar (aka. J.A. Seazer) - Kokkyo Junreika After all, his true name is Takaaki Terahara. This film and theater music score composer finally gained some notoriety after writing songs for an intriguing japanese animated surreal thriller called Shoujo Kakum ... (read more)

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