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The Great Thunder present a reissue of Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki, originally released in 1971. The weirdest exploito-pop attempting to fuse western popular music with folkloristic elements of different origins came from the '60s and early-to-mid-70s. Among tons of more or less entertaining releases a few diamonds could be found and Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki, the brainchild of French composers Jean Kluger and Daniel Vangarde, is definitely a stand out production in this field.
As you may have noticed, this album deals with Yamasuki, some fictional Japanese person about whom Kluger and Vangarde have created a musical concept story with a black-belt judo-master doing all the battle shouts and a female choir, the so called Yamasuki Singers taking the lead vocal duties. All in Japanese of course, with a strange grammar. At least it sounds Japanese, that is all what matters. The music itself is a simmering mixture of typical bloomy pop music of the late '60s with a psychedelic edge, elements of funk in the rhythm department, and some fuzzed-out acid rock tunes thrown in for the good measure.
The Eastern flavor might just be an illusion due to the language, but all-in-all, Yamasuki is a beautiful western pop art vision of Japanese music. In fact it sounds and feels like many contemporary bands and projects that combined colorful power pop with a heavier guitar sound and regional peculiarities, which resulted in a simmering sound cocktail with fresh and exciting melodies. Fans of rich melody patterns will get their minds blown by this album. When Latin-based funk and samba rhythms flow beneath a lush vocal arrangement as witnessed in "Okawa", you will certainly jump of joy and dance through your living room like a maniac. Yamasuki is made to abduct you from reality and lead you into some exotic dreams. Well produced, well executed, and with a very original concept.
|1||Yamasuki||Add to Playlist||Play|
|2||Kono Samourai||Add to Playlist||Play|
|3||Kamamoto Kakapote||Add to Playlist||Play|
|4||Okawa||Add to Playlist||Play|
|5||Aieaoa||Add to Playlist||Play|
|6||Aisere I Love You||Add to Playlist||Play|
|7||Yama Yama||Add to Playlist||Play|
|8||Seyu Sayonara||Add to Playlist||Play|
|9||Abana Bakana||Add to Playlist||Play|
|10||Fudji Yama||Add to Playlist||Play|
|11||Yokomo||Add to Playlist||Play|
|12||Kashi Kofima||Add to Playlist||Play|
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