25 April 2007

TOSHI ICHIYANAGI, MICHAEL RANTA, TAKEHISA KOSUGI.- IMPROVISATION SEP 1975






"Mind bending slice of drone improv from these three post-WWII heavyweights. Very reminiscent of Taj Mahal Travelers with layers of heavily reverbed ring-mod piano, percussion, and voices (in fact, just about everything in the mix seems ring-modded). Overall sheen resembles prime-era Nurse With Wound (although predating such by a few seasons). Toshi Ichiyanagi is one of the most well known Japanese composers of any era, a student of John Cage, Julliard graduate who returned to Japan in 1961 to spread Cage's Indeterminacy principles, Yoko Ono's former husband Fluxus artist. Michael Ranta is a well regarded contemporary repertoire percussionist, a familiar name to those in the know (close collaborator of Harry Partch, performed everything from Lachenmann pieces to tape music accompaniments), member of Wired (whose LP was included in the Deutsch Gramophone Free Improvisation boxset). And of course Takehisa Kosugi is the Group Ongaku founder who merged into the New York Fluxus artists before forming Taj Mahal Travellers, has since been composer-in-residence for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. (Review from Eclipse Records)


Very Rare & highly collectable LP. Essential for anyone into Avant Improv or Fluxus Artists, Ripped form Vinyl @ 256kbps.

http://rapidshare.com/files/26517472/Improv_75.rar

11 comments:

dipmong said...

fluxús
this looks great ,thanks im looking forward to downloading this one,does anyone,do you fluxús have DISTANT VOICES the 1975 collaboration of kosugi with yuji takehashi and steve lacy?
that would be a wonderful post ,its one ive been looking for for years, its way beyond my price range though,when copies do come up.

Flux'us said...

Dipmong,

Sorry; I can't help you with that one.
I do have other Kosugi albums, solo, Group Ongaku & Taj Mahal Travellers!

Anonymous said...

>you said I do have other Kosugi albums, solo,
> Group Ongaku & Taj Mahal Travellers!

PLEASE POST - Kosugi is AMAZING

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this - much appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Please re up

k.k said...

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please!

kinabalu said...

@k.k.: I have that record on vinyl. I'm not sure whether I downloaded it at the time, so if anyone has it, it saves me the time it'll take for ripping my own copy. Anyone?

Nick said...

This is more like the original sound and in flac

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Flac upgrade !!

Anonymous said...

thanks for this!!

Javier Roz said...

Thanks Nick!