Today’s release is a psychedelic rock experience from the masterful Kikagaku Moyo. This is mellow, relaxed, mind-expanding to a point, and incredibly drone-laden improvisation. There is a thread of early-era Pink Floyd psych and perhaps a touch of free jazz. Spacey, cosmic, and pretty near perfect.
[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.
[Video] The 8th Likely Faces – 誰１人愛してくれない (No One Loves Me)
There seems to be absolutely no information on this band except for an entry at their label, Branco Records, out of Japan. This was originally a private pressing, and it reminds me of some soft, hazy, prog-psych, with touches of bands like The Flower Travellin’ Band.
[Video] Pageant – Vexation ページェント ヴェクサシオン ＜1987 New Version＞
Symphonic progressive rock from Japan. I’m constantly amazed at how well the Japanese language fits in a Western musical structure. Fine stuff from Pageant.