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Far East Family Band


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.13 | 139 ratings

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5 stars I wonder if this work should be an occasional product or their real answer for Japanese psychedelic rock.

Please deliberate on what I've mentioned above for listening to Japanese psychedelic rock. This Parallel World was released in 1976, just the same year (or a year later) BRAST BURN's Debon was released. Nobody knows if Debon could influence on this work or not, but Parallel World produced and mixed by Klaus Schulze (a Krautrocker) is one of the pioneers of Japanese Krautrock genre without any suspicion. Around this work, on the basis, there are dry electronic wind, chorus and voices with hoarseness, plaintive and melancholic melodies - that can remind us OKURASHOTEN (Ege Bamyasi by CAN) - shot by Fumio Miyasita or Masanori Takahashi, two multi-players. (Anyway, they've got to be famous Japanese musical healers and I consider their origin should be here.) Of course there is an exceptional song like Kokoro, with typical Japanese pop or enka flavour plus slight electronic psychedelia. However basically Metempsychosis has exotic percussive sounds with spacey electronic noises, and in the next Entering / Times, spiritual space riffs with heavy keyboard and rhythm section, following over four minute stardust chandelier. These sounds and styles should be, in my opinion, not occasional products. (For example, those by SHINKI CHEN can be called as junkie products and therefore they should be lazy and slack - ah, no doubt I feel good as well.) FAR EAST FAMILY BAND did construct them with their rigid intention and purpose...I always feel. The last suite Parallel World is absolutely suitable for the signboard of Japanese Krautrock. Strict, rhythmical and palpable sounds produced with electric guitars, keyboards, and percussion can push us into far east psychedelic scene.

There is no gloom or cloud in their strong policy for music. They should be a model of JAPAUTROCK. Okay?

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |


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