Shimizu was the bandleader of Mariah, who also saw their album Utakata No Hibi reissued by Palto Flats in 2015.
Kakashi offers a similar blend of saxophone experimentations, jazz fusion and ambient dub excursions.” File Under: Electronic, Jazz, Dub Listen Here Transcendence Orchestra: Modern Methods for Ancient Rituals (Editions Mego) LP The title of the debut album from The Transcendence Orchestra outlines the modus operandi of this pairing of Anthony Child and Daniel Bean.
Yasuaki Shimizu: Kakashi (Palto Flats) LP “Originally released in 1982, Kakashi is another high water mark in the 80s Japanese underground.
This album, which has gathered cult status in recent years, is the project of musical visionary Yasuaki Shimizu, and considered to be a highlight of his solo career.
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Deploying a range of ancient and modern instruments and effects, including Buchla Music Easel, harmonium, shruti box, bass guitar, hurdy gurdy, Electro Harmonix 45000, Strymon Blue Sky, and Roland RE 101 Space Echo, among others, Child and Bean conjure an audio experience which encapsulates elements of drone, trance, pulse, rhythm, and melody, subtly shifting all into a psychologically penetrating experience beyond the aesthetic and into the comforting unknown.