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ARTIST
TITLE
Gift from Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
EM 1100CD EM 1100CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
3/10/2015

Gift from Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits, which was previously issued on vinyl LP by EM Records in November 2012 (EM 1100LP), is now finally available on CD with three additional tracks, a new track sequence, and new cover art. The band has a unique place in the current Japanese music scene; a hard-to-classify blend of original compositions (swinging garage-sax swagger, serpentine accordion/musical saw funk, pensive sky musings) and well-chosen covers, acclaimed (Rogers and Hart, Joe Meek) and obscure (lounge wizard Bobby Hammack and '50s pianist/composer Bob Brandt). Recorded in 2011-2014 in Tokyo, this album captures the special Noahlewis' Mahlon Taits frontline blend of sax, accordion, and musical saw, joyfully urged on by the rhythm section. This band, so distinct from the mass of typical Tokyo sounds, is intent on pursuing its own musical vision, joyously melodic and defiantly timeless. The 10 songs on this CD, two of which feature vocals from Tomoko Kanda, were previously released this year on an EM 7", are sure to bring a smile to your face, a tap to your toe, and perhaps, a tear to your eye.