PRICE: $20.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
2-3 Months
ARTIST
TITLE
A Path Through Haze
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
UPCY 6348CD UPCY 6348CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/23/2007

Part of a new Universal Japan 70s rock reissue series, called Naked Line. Legit issues, from masters, midline pricing. Classic Japanese underground rock album, previously reissued on P-Vine (and more recently, Walhalla). Kimio Mizutani (not the Rallizes dude) was the guitarist in the excellent Japanese freak out group Love Live Life +1 and this is a reissue of his first solo album from 1971, originally issued by Japanese Polydor. Mizutani plays electric and 'folk' guitar, leading a largish rock ensemble (bass, drums, organ, Moog, vocals, etc.) through the paces of what is widely regarded as the true psychedelic masterpieces of the early '70s Japanese scene. Sensitive interludes (with accompaniment by the Toyama String Quartet and Etoh Wood Quartet), tasteful nods to progressive/fusionist extension and lovely psych guitar hoverings by Mizutani dominate the proceedings. A nice merger of hard rock conceptualization and the complexities that would evolve from it.