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J. A. Caesar


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.07 | 18 ratings

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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 Kakumei Utena (or Revolutionary Girl Utena). He also wrote the classic soundtrack for one of the few countercultural, brutal "ero-guro" manga to become an animated movie, Mr. Arashi's Amazing Freak Show (or Midori: Shojo tsubaki), also excellent as any Maruo Suehiro work. Kokkyo Junreika is one of J.A.'s early works, and no doubt it's 70s. I must admit, it is not for anyone. Can you imagine an operatic show featuring music like fuzzy traditional japanese folk, enka, blues gitar solos and licks, proggy psychedelic organs, that zeuhl influence all those jap freaks used to dig back in the day, spoken word, storytelling atonal symphonies, all mixed and melting inside a big hot cauldron? If you can't, get this one and try it. If you have any problem to visualize scenes through music, it will be a hard listening. Other hand, this trippy cover art could be helpful giving an image to this album.

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