A major new player on the scene…limited release so act fast. SAI YOSHIKO: “Mangekyo” (Black-Teichiku Records – BAL-1003) (Record: Mint/ Jacket: Mint/ Insert: Mint/ Obi: Mint).Released in 1975, Mangekyo was Sai Yoshiko’s first album, a wonderful acid folk album on which she gets assisted by a string of big name musicians such as Kuni Kawauchi, who took the arrangements of the songs to his hand.
Comes on a salivating great designed picture disc by Rita Ackerman. Price: 50 Euro“Following a number of small run releases (and an appearance on a recent volume of PSF 's Tokyo Flashback series) here's a vinyl only set of Sabu Orimo's solo shakuhachi work.
Recorded by Orimo in 2007-2008 and played on unlacquered natural bamboo flutes.
This album is really a stunner and a must for people into some more advanced Japanese Underground historical recordings. Price: 75 Euro copy to emerge in a looooong time with obi.
Top-notch copy of this beyond belief rarity out of the bowels of Teichiku/ Union Records early seventies scum psych weirdness.
With an approach to his instrument described as "Japanese old stone age style" (or the somewhat misleading term 'noise shakuhachi') Orimo might be said to be working on the fringes (of the fringes) of Japan's broadly defined 'psychedelic' scene.