les rallizes dénudés

Album: Cable Hogue Soundtrack (1992)

Been listening to this band a lot lately. They originally began in 1962 as a musical theatre troupe, however the formation of the band was not until 1967 at Kyoto University. The band’s style is typified by simple, repetitious instrumental passages, shrieking, cacophonous guitar feedback, extensive improvisation reminiscent of free jazz, and folk arrangement. Their discography is made up mostly of live bootlegs, soundboard archives and even a few rare aborted studio recording attempts as they have never officially released any of their own material. [SOURCE]

Album: Caress & Violence (1987)

About their faux-French name:

“Les rallizes dénudés” is their international name, in Japan they’re known as “Hadaka no rariizu”… Hadaka no translates to nu or dénudé; rariizu is a foreign word (or combination of sounds?) that was transliterated to the French-sounding “rallizes” when they got their international, French-sounding name.
So… From a mysterious foreign word to a Japanese approximation, then to a French approximation of the Japanese. May well have been Larrys… Might have been another word… Could be something else entirely, that has meaning only for them… In any case, better not look for a French meaning in it!
“The Naked/Stripped/Bare Larries/Rallies” would be the English approximation.
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yasuaki shimizu – kakashi (1982)

So good.

Yasuaki Shimizu – Kakashi

1. Suiren.
2. Kakashi.
3. Kono Yo Ni Yomeri #1
4. Semitori No Hi.
5. Kono Yo Ni Yomeri #2.
6. Yune Dewa.
7. Umi No Ue Kara.
8. Utukushiki Tennen.

Label: Better Days (2) ‎– YF-7061-BD

Originally released in 1982: avant electronic, jazz, ethno minimal, chindon.

Yasuaki Shimizu: vocals, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, drums, percussion, Aki Ikuta: guitar (7), contrabass (6), trap drum, contrabass drum, chanchiki, percussion (1, 2, 8), Hideo Yamaki: drums (1, 2, 8) Morio Watanabe : bass (1, 2, 7, 8), engawa, bells (8), Takayuki Hijikata: guitar (1), Masanori Sasaji: marimba (1), Dompei Kanezaki: trumpet (1, 8), Johnny: Frenchman, Irishman (1), Koji Yamaguchi: French horn (1), Mitsuru Orikasa: violoncello (1), Tomio Yajima: violoncello (2)

flower travellin’ band – satori part II

Edit: new link: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22yzbj_flower-travellin-band-1971-satori-full-album_music

Rare 8mm footage of Japanese ’70s psychedelic rock group Flower Travellin’ Band (フラワー・トラベリン・バンド) playing their last show in April 1973 at Maruyama Park in Kyoto, Japan.

“There is no up or down
Your truth is the only master
Death is made by the living
Pain is only intense to you
The sun shines every day
Freedom, freedom…”