4 July 2012


I have never seen nor heard this album - but Nick has helped to fill this gap - Thanks!



Kazuo Imai, guitar, viola da gamba (upright descant viola), electronics, snake charmer
Kaoru Okabe, found object
Yasushi Ozawa, bass
Tomonao Koshikawa, piano, potentiometers
Hiroshi Shii, wand, water stick
Masami Tada, sound performance, natural materials used as thrown percussion, FX
Tatuo Hattori, FX, electronics
Kazuaki Hamada – percussion, FX
Masaharu Minegishi, whistles, sound performance
Chie Mukai, kokyu (chinese upright fiddle)

A. Part 1 (7.30 P.M. ~ 7.47 P.M.)     19:23   
B. Part 2 (8.15 P.M. ~ 8.43 P.M.)     28:26

Recorded July 13, 1976 live at Bigakko in Jimbocho, Kanda, Tokyo.

ALM Records – AL-3001



onxidlib said...
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Adam Horst said...

Nice ecclectic stuff. Would fit nicely into CRAMP's repertoire.

Vitko said...

Very interesting music.
East Bionic Symphonia were a group of improvisers and artists who studied together under Takehisa Kosugi at the Bigakko artschool in Tokyo in the mid-1970s. As a graduation project they recorded an album of free improvisation that was edited by Kosugi and released on the ALM label in 1976. Several of the members went on to have careers in underground music and the visual arts. The remnants of the group reconvened in 1997 under the name Marginal Consort and continue to play annually.(Info: PNF)
Thank you.

magogiallo said...

It is a real pleasure to see this record here at incostant sol, I bought a vinyl reissue of this one some years ago and I really loved it, don't missed it

kinabalu said...

Very nice seeing this here. It has more than a passing resemblance to the recordings of the Taj Mahal Travellers, of which I'm a great fan.

Nuage fiché qui rêve said...

Merci Nick, merci Onxidlib, this is gripping ! captivating moods, from caverns to ethereal places.
I feel like exploring the Taj Mahal Travellers now.

taro nombei said...

Yes indeed!
Many thanks to Nick for this very rare share!

corvimax said...

a thank you is not enough, but thank you anyway

Anonymous said...

It's a very lovely album. I have the original on ALM.

danny said...

Dear Anonymous,

I have a question for you about the original on ALM. Would you mind writing me at "danny@lafms.com"? Thank you.

Nick said...

This rip and artwork is the original on ALM, Danny

Anonymous said...

I only have five records on ALM. East Bionic Symphonia, GAP, Kiyohiko Sano, Akio Suzuki and New sense of hearing by Akio Suzuki and Takehisa Kosuvi on ALM-Uranoia.

Anonymous said...

Danny, sorry, but I don't sell my copy on ALM. The music on the LAM album is the same and that record is a lot cbeaper.

onxidlib said...


Solomon said...

Thank you.

Norm said...

Big thanks!!!