Victor (Japan) 1978
SJX-9522 (LP) Promotional copy, White label, Obi
sleeve : EX(Some small stains on the back)
media : EX+/EX+(Some parts may have a slight dust noise.)
Published in the freezine "Alameda Press #07". This is a masterpiece album released in 1978 by Haruna Miyake, a composer/pianist who has been uniquely active in the field of contemporary music in Japan. She was joined by soprano Mari Kitahara and trumpeter Hayao Itakura. The album was composed and performed based on the concept that everything in our daily lives can be music, including A2, a parody that confronts the language of modern music and enka as relative objects. On "Why noy, my baby?", a five-song suite that uses the entire A-side and two B-sides, he plays mainly acoustic piano with toy pianos and even sings himself. Despite the awesome title, "Just 47 Minutes of Hell," it is very gentle and touching. This is a very interesting piece of work. Highly recommended.