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In the late 70s, Fumio YAMASHTA (bass, voices) emigrated to California for the development of his musical style. Through various auditions, he could come across Shigeo NAKASHIMA (guitar, voices), who tried to improve his musical skill in US as well. With kindred spirits, Shigeo and Fumio got down to a rock project named SF - for initials of the two frontmen. SF installed Fumio MIYASHTA (drums, synthesizer, voices), a keyboardist of FAR EAST FAMILY BAND, as a producer and a drummer...very interesting for us to listen to his drumming. In the summer of 1980 SF recorded a cassette album 'Process', released in 1981 as their one and only album (only 500 copies out in California), and disappeared from the scene before long.

'Process' was reissued as a CD album by Japanese label Marquee/Belle Antique in 1998.

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Review by DamoXt7942
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1 stars This album is a legendary rare item indeed, but that's all sadly.

Ask myself, what should SF want to do finally? Carefully look at the members list and you can find there were terrifically renowned players in SF - all of whom might have had original psychedelia into them undoubtedly and could have crystallized their skill and talent into an unequaled gem. Almost all of fans for Japanese psychedelic rock scene (including me) might wish so. However, in spite of our dream, this cassette album Process was only a pure copy work of Pink Floyd's albums. The first track Process already has faithful atmosphere (plus style and sounds) of Speak To Me ~ Breathe (The opening of The Dark Side Of The Moon). In the middle part the floating sounds can remind us some parts of Animals. The next These Days Of My Life is just the mimic of One Of These Days tinged with Animals' Dogs. Please cry loudly. Mind Ship ~ Puberty can notify us this song should rob Roger of the texture of Us And Them. Dragon Riders must be the reprise of Breathe ... no, no, Process. Until the last Home Town we can listen somewhat "The Scattered Side Of The Toon". Some fragrance of their originality we can feel in an avantgarde space rock Storm.

A Japanese label Marquee / Belle Antique reissued this cassette album in 1998 but as honestly I say, it might be better that Process would be an obscure legend only.

Thanks to DamoXt7942 for the artist addition.

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