Saturday, August 1, 2009

Yamasuki Singers - Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki (1972)


For starters, my apologies for sucking lately in regard to proper updates. I'm slacking. It's no good, for any of us. I return to you now with a truly fucking beautiful album. Yamasuki Singers' Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki is a gorgeous collection of Japanese singers belting out ridiculously harmonious pop tunes over some rad psychedelic jams. After its original 1972 pressing on the independant label Biram it was re-released, thankfully, in 2005 by Finders Keepers Records, a brilliant little label specializing in lost and unearthed gems of the past. I particularily loved the slower soft songs like Okawa and Aisere I Love You, but the more pyched out tunes, Yama Yama or Kono Samourai, are fucking rad as hell too, for different reasons! So, get this and love it cuz its waaaay too good to be ignored! Thanks to James for showing me this, and for the cereal and tea!

Get this god damn brilliant slice now you fucking tosser!

"
We listened to this once and were confused and intrigued. We listened again and started getting into it. We listened for a third time and now completely love it!" - Movie Grooves


8 comments:

Jassem Hindi said...

Totally, totally totally amazing.
Thank you so much for posting all that music. Great surprises. Great job.

PinkJazzCat said...

Brilliant record! Thanks for this new discovery.

Anonymous said...

it's actually French......they hired a French karate instructor to shout the Japanese stuff......

It was written as the soundtrack for some kinda dance performance....

kodou said...

Thank you thank you thank you
I love the net and here's why:

**I was thinking of going to Hokkaido next month (February), and messaged a friend I find out might be living there. They mentioned the place where they lived in their response, a name I'd never heard. I do a net search of it, and eventually come to a youtube vid where a track from this album is playing.**

A well-timed mail and a random word (hirafu) connected me to the Yamasuki Singers.

Dead Dog said...

glad you enjoyed it,, its really fantastic stuff!

Nuhman said...

yes
i think it is really a wonderful article
thanks

Simâo said...

Excellent record. I loved it! And I'm happy that there is a lot of music yet to be discovered.
Thamk you very much

Dead Dog said...

you're welcome!