Header

A-MUSIK

RIO/Avant-Prog • Japan


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

A-Musik picture
A-Musik biography
A Japanese short-lived obscurity A-MUSIK were temporarily formed as an experimental music ensemble featuring Taisho-Goto played by Ken'ichi TAKEDA, the project leader of this combo. "E Ku Iroju" (1984) was their one and only album, in collaboration with Ryuichi SAKAMOTO (piano, ex-YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA), Tori KUDO (keyboards, synthesizers), Masami SHINODA (saxophone, ex-PUNGO) and so on, released via a Japanese experimental music label Zeitgenössische Musik Disk. Sadly another creation of A-MUSIK "Ikiteru Uchu Ni Mirarenakatta Yume Wo" has not been released, whilst they had disappeared from our sight.

A-MUSIK MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

A-MUSIK forum topics / tours, shows & news


A-MUSIK forum topics Create a topic now
A-MUSIK tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "a-musik"
Post an entries now

A-MUSIK Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Show all A-MUSIK videos (1) | Search and add more videos to A-MUSIK

Buy A-MUSIK Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)

More places to buy A-MUSIK music online Buy A-MUSIK & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for A-MUSIK DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

A-MUSIK shows & tickets


A-MUSIK has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

A-MUSIK discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

A-MUSIK top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.05 | 2 ratings
E Ku Iroju
1984

A-MUSIK Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

A-MUSIK Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

A-MUSIK Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

A-MUSIK Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

A-MUSIK Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 E Ku Iroju by A-MUSIK album cover Studio Album, 1984
3.05 | 2 ratings

BUY
E Ku Iroju
A-Musik RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by DamoXt7942
Forum & Site Admin Group Moderator / Psych / Avant / Neo Teams

3 stars Very tough for me to evaluate this album, a splendid Japanese RIO production though.

A Japanese short-lived obscurity A-MUSIK were temporarily formed as an experimental music ensemble featuring Taisho-Goto played by Ken'ichi TAKEDA, the project leader of this combo. "E Ku Iroju" (1984) was their one and only album, in collaboration with Ryuichi SAKAMOTO (piano, ex-YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA), Tori KUDO (keyboards, synthesizers), Masami SHINODA (saxophone, ex-PUNGO) and so on, released via a Japanese experimental music label Zeitgen'ssische Musik Disk. Sadly another creation of A-MUSIK "Ikiteru Uchu Ni Mirarenakatta Yume Wo" has not been released, whilst they had disappeared from our sight.

For me sounds like a cynicism and an antithesis against the Japanese policy of aggression upon the World War II, especially as for the first track upon Side B "Anti-Jap Rap (Han-Nichi Rap)" or the second one upon Side A "Vorwatz Suite" really, but mysteriously no review written about this issue has been seen around me.

Their album diagram can be thought exactly as Japanese RIO, that reminds us something like another Japanese RIO album named Taco, released two years before. Their cynical pop tunes merged with quirky saxophone snake snipes and weird Taisho-goto flows like the beginning of "La Gu'pe" by Bernard Vitet are well-matured and spooky-flavoured. Amazing for every RIO / Avant fan all around the world I guess actually ... we can hear another attraction in "On Suicide (Jisatsu Ni Tsuite)", featuring sensual female voices and saxophone explosions respectively, or a confusion with sticky swing-jazzy creampie and unpolished avantgarde jazz cramp in "There Will Never Be Another". With the danceable but not comfortable one "I Dance" we cannot dance.

Sadly for every Taco freak their aggressively-shouted saxophone-based extreme avantgarde jazz attitude is a bit monotonous and not so enough freshness can be heard as Taco. By the way, it's said A-MUSIK were founded as a short-lived temporary unit so that I'm afraid this "E Ku Iroju" might be a compilation, without any united whole. Every musician joining this combo should be a renowned, skilled one indeed, but it's a tough call in this commune not harmonization but serious music quarrels can be heard. I can appreciate this album much if it's simply a compilation, not a music theatre creation.

And let me say in conclusion, the first track "El Pueblo Unido Jamas Sera Vencido" is pretty fascinating, featuring Ken'ichi's beautiful Taisho-goto weirdness, his sixth sense!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Thanks to DamoXt7942 for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.67 seconds