Kazuhiko Katoh (加藤和彦) – L'opéra Fragile = うたかたのオペラ
Label: Warner Bros. Records – K-12001W, Warner Bros. Records – KZ-1W
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single Sided, Promo, Stereo
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: New Wave, Ska, Synth-pop, Dub
Freaked-out, difficult-to-catagorise Japanese Industrial / New-wave / Dub bomb from Kazuhiko Katoh with L'Opera Fragile. Checking the credits, the usual YMO suspects are not far from sight with Harumi Hosono on bass and Yukihiro Takahashi on drums and Sakamoto on keys so as you might imagine this one's pretty comfortable moving between gritty industrial interludes and operatic ska slants to fully-dubbed out power moves on the secret 7" that comes with it, all processed with the usual mind boggling Japanese attention to detail we've come to expect from these experimental 'pop' offerings. (Vinyl & Sleeve NM / With OBI, Insert & 7").