Koichi Oki “Meets GX-707”

Koichi Oki “Meets GX-707”

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Canyon (Japan) 1974
C-5206 (LP) gatefold sleeve. w/obi.
sleeve : EX(wear on corner.)
media : EX+/EX+(some slightly surface noises, still good.)

This album was released in 1974 by Koichi Oki, one of Japan's leading electrone players, who has also recorded such jazz groove masterpieces as "An Electone Adventure in Sound". Jazz drummer Akira Ishikawa participated in this album. Electone GX-707 is an electronic organ made by Yamaha that uses the same pronunciation principle as a synthesizer. This is a demonstration piece for it. All the tracks are covers of classic songs, but as with Oki's other works, the arrangements are cosmic and far from classic. A1, with Akira Ishikawa's powerful, funky drumming and spacy sounds, is a masterpiece of easy listening style, but with a lot of interesting electone music that we should pay attention to now. This is a disc that I would like to evaluate together with Sekito Shigeo's "Karei-naru Electione" series.

A1: ツァラトゥストラはかく語りき
B5: 月の光

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