Label: Canyon – C28R0119 Format: Vinyl, LP, Album Country: Japan Released: 1984 Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Classical, Folk, World, & Country Style: Abstract, Tribal, Gagaku, Gamelan, Experimental
Sought-after debut LP from Japanese percussionist Yasukazu Sato aka Yas-Kaz with the 1984 release Jomon-Sho. Rising to prominence through composing for dance troupes throughout the 80's, Yas-Kaz's roots in Gamelan studies permeate the entire release, which mixed with traditional Gagaku disciplines of his native Japan, results in an otherworldly, exotic and an overwhelmingly 4th world collage pushed to the absolute extreme. It's completely intoxicating and an assault on the senses, yet entirely listenable and complete with its shimmering over-tonal display and dizzyingly wide-ranging use of musical scales. Like being dropped in the rainforest at the hands of an yet-to-be-contacted but culturally ADVANCED civilisation. Urgh.. still so good. (OG Japanese press, Vinyl / Insert / Obi / Sleeve all NM - pristine copy).