"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.