Masami Kawahara and the Exotic Sounds - Ecstasy 180g Vinyl LP
Masami Kawahara and the Exotic Sounds Ecstasy 180g Vinyl LP
This 1970 LP by Japanese maestro of percussion, Masami Kawahara is a standout work amid the myriad records of the x-rated / lounge genre of the '60s and '70s that catered to adult audiences in both the east and the west. Kawahara, who was a mainstay in both the jazz and pop scenes in Japan, brought together musicians including Akira Ishikawa, Masaoki Terakawa, and Jake H. Concepcion for this recording.
As would be expected of such a stellar and diverse lineup of performers, the tracks boast a unique and eclectic mix of musical elements spanning Latin, soul jazz, Afrobeat, and psychedelic styles. The erotic moods conjured up through various sound effects and female moans / scat vocals are sure to evoke pleasure, as well as some bashfulness, in listeners. This record, which had often been categorized under the mondo / bizarre slot and was only found in the collections of a handful of cult fans, was rediscovered by Japanese DJs during the '90s and subsequently attracted the attention of collectors around the world.
A bizzare and idiosyncratic work that could only have been created during the 20th century (and the '70s at that), now reissued on vinyl for the first time ever! Remastered from the first generation Nippon Columbia master tape by Dave Cooley (Elysian Masters) and pressed on 180g LP at RTI. Old school style tip-on gatefold jacket with OBI strip. Insert features interview notes with Masami Kawahara (Japanese & English).
Masami Kawahara and the Exotic Sounds Ecstasy Track Listing:
2. Manha De Carnaval
4. Jungle Drums
6. Hombre Y Mujer
7. Mit Day Lagoon
9. The Voodoo
11. Emiliano Zapata
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