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Maki Asakawa - Maki Asakawa Vinyl 2LP - direct audio

Maki Asakawa - Maki Asakawa Vinyl 2LP

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  • $ 2798

Maki Asakawa Maki Asakawa Vinyl 2LP

A stunning survey of the 1970s heyday of great Japanese singer and counter cultural icon Maki Asakawa. Deep-indigo, dead-of-night enka, folk, and blues, inhaling Billie Holiday and Nina Simone down to the bone. A traditional waltz abuts Nico-style incantation; defamiliarized versions of Oscar Brown Jr. and Bessie Smith collide with big-band experiments alongside poet Shūji Terayama; a sitar-led psychedelic wig-out runs into a killer excursion in modal, spiritual jazz. Existentialism and noir, mystery and allure, hurt and hauteur. With excellent notes by Alan Cummings and the fabulous photographs of Hitoshi Jin Tamura.

"Japan's answer to Scott Walker, with a visual aesthetic and a death-decadent appeal that is straight out of the Keiji Haino songbook." - Volcanic Tongue

Maki Asakawa Maki Asakawa Track Listing:

1. Nemuru No Ga Kowai
2. Chicchana Toki Kara (Live)
3. Blue Spirit Blues
4. Fushiawase To Lu Na No Neko
5. Govinda
6. Chicchana Toki Kara
7. Boro To Furutetsu
8. Aisa Nai No Aise Nai No
9. Uramado
10. Kamome
11. Machi
12. Gogo
13. Zenkamono No Christmas
14. Hikkoshi
15. Cabaret
16. Konna Funi Sugite Iku No Nara
17. Onna
18. Yuki Ga Furu

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