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Bi Kyo Ran


Heavy Prog

3.56 | 52 ratings

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3 stars They are often compared in the item of Prog Rock of Japan with King Crimson. It might hit the methodology at which the performance and the band by guitar player's Kunio Suma aimed by the leader of this band. They are producing this debut album in 1982. However, the history of their bands goes back to 1974.

Leader's Kunio Suma met various music at student's time and experienced them. It is guessed that they had a large influence on him. Within that time frame, they had formed the band that was temporarily called "Madoromi". And, "Madoromi" did advanced concurrently shape and acted with this band. It is said that band leader's Kunio Suma groped for the conflict of music in the formation and the methodology of own performance for the market of the music of Japan of the 70's. His method was originally continuous to have advanced the existence of "Bikyoran" of groping.

It was time when the flow of Blues and Fusion had invaded Japan. The shape that surrounding musicians who surrounded the leader also matched to those flows was taken. Kunio Suma guesses that it experienced various music from "Madoromi" "Bikyoran" until settling down in certain shape. And, the existence of King Crimson became an element that decided the position of the direction of the band including the leader. The leader is offering us own confession. It is talked that King Crimson and Frank Zappa are influenced musicians in his remark. The influence in the performance of Robert Fripp applies to the method of this band. It is said that Kunio Suma will surely digest them by the time this debut album is announced and aim at the performance like Robert Fripp as an expression method. There might be of course a lot of bands that also were influenced the musician in other countries from Robert Fripp and King Crimson. However, it might continuously be connected with the road of final about mimicry but the digestion, groping, and directionality. And, this band also never set in the direction of King Crimson and I think that it is a result of uniting various music. Kunio Suma might certainly take the methodology of King Crimson in this band. It is talked that he also was listening only to King Crimson of course. However, it is guessed that it is not music where this band is caught as a simple band if the passage to the arrival there is considered.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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