CULT CLASSIC: TOHRU AIZAWA QUARTET-TACHIBANA. — dereksmusicblog

A great review of Tohru Aizawa Quartet’s classic, Tachibana, courtesy of Derek’s Music Blog: Cult Classic: Tohru Aizawa Quartet-Tachibana. For many connoisseurs of jazz, especially seventies J-Jazz, one little known private pressing is their holy grail, and everywhere they go is the album they search for. There’s always the hope that in a backstreet record […]

[Music] matryoshka – Monotonous Purgatory

This has to be one of the most depressing pieces of music I’ve heard in a while, and it’s perfect for post turkey day, while most of us are high off of tryptophan. matryoshka (small ‘m’ done intentionally) are a Japanese post-rock band based out of Tokyo, and they make music that is painfully delicate. […]

[Music] Love (Japan) – Time Gives Life

Folk-psych from 1977. The band Love is not the legendary Los Angeles band fronted by Arthur Lee, but a Japanese group who churned out at least one magnificent album before disappearing into the aether.