Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Toru Hatano "Yoko" (1977,Japan,prog,electronics,psych)

"Yoko"(杳子)is a name of the Japanese cinema in 1977.(I have never watched it.)It was made by young stuff and private production.It seems an experimental cinema when I read the plot.They decided to use synthesizer music in the cinema from the start ,just like "MORE"(Pink Floyd) and German electronics..
Then Toru Hatano (畑野亨)was asked to make the music.At that time ,he was 23 years old ,and he made the OST without watching the cinema for one year (from 1976 to 1977).
Hatano was a drummer of legendary group ESCAPE (Masayoshi Takanaka went to FLIED EGG), the ESCAPE appears on the album titled "BRUSH!?"(1971) .

Toru Hatano 

Toru Hatano (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drum)
Masayoshi Takanaka (spoken vocals)
Hitoki Goto (guitar, piano, bass guitar)
Takefumi Yoshida (sitar)
Michio Ara, Tushio Tsukagishi.

After the release of several albums and singles,he stopped using the name of Toru Hatano in 1983 and changed his name into Toya Hatano .
And he has been the boss of a sound equipment company now.

He played all of the instruments and vocals in this album.It contains  brilliant tracks all over the album. 
To the fans of Mike Oldfield,German electronics,Pink Floyd.

Thanks to Kohsaku for the information about Brush.

Side 1.
1.LOVE FOR YOU(6:42)
2.歓喜 Kanki (5:19) ....means rejoice
3.紫雲 Shiun (1:50) .....means purple clouds
4.水晶 Suisho (13:33)....means crystal

Side 2.
1.回想 Kaiso (5:22)......means recollection
2.サムサーラ Sumsara (6:48)
3.ただ青空になりたい Tada aozorani naritai (15:39)......means I just wanna be a blue sky

ripped from original LP.

Equipments I used are....
turntable....DENON DP-47F
CD recorder....Pioneer PDR-D5
phono equalizer...ONKYO PE-155
stereo graphic qualizer....Technics SH-8075
sazanami......scratch noise remover(PC software)
sound engine .....PC software to change the sound quality of WAVE files.



Shige said...



Val said...

.....i'm big fan of Ash Ra Tempel ,Klaus Shulze, Tangerine Dream , etc...
and cannot passed by you offer, have to check out
thanks for sharing (in lossless);)

K.L.I.R. said...

Master Shige does it again, thank you very much.

Shige said...

Oh,do you ?
I love German electronics,too.
Did you try this album ?
If not,try at once.

Shige said...

I am preparing another obscure Japanese jazz rock gem."Kouichi Oki's Four Seasons"
Look forward to it !

Pepper said...

Very good album

Aviv said...

awesome.. nice music

soundvoyeur said...

NON MEGAUPLOAD LIKE pleeeeeeeeaaaasee! Thanks

isabelbc said...

new link mp3

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Dear Shige,
would it be possible to reup this in wave?


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