Canyon (Japan) 1975
C-5102 (LP) w/obi, insert.
sleeve : EX(slightly wear on edge and corner, slightly collapse on one corner.)
media : EX-/EX-(some light surface noises.)
This is in the guidebook "Balearic Disc Guide". Masashi Matsuda studied under Koichi Oki, one of Japan's leading electrone players, and performed in various Australian cities in the mid 70's. This album was released in 1975 and features jazz drummer Akira Ishikawa. Matsuda plays YAMAHA's GX-1 Electone, based on the synthesizer system (oscillator/filter/amplifier). The sound is completely the same as an analog synthesizer. The music is mainly in the style of easy listening, but covers standard numbers and Brazilian music, such as Simon & Garfunkel's masterpiece, the theme song of the movie "Isoshigi," and historical bossa nova masterpieces by Antonio Carlos Jobim. This is a wonderful performance of pure and fresh electronic sounds, sometimes beautiful, sometimes galactic, by the ensemble. I would like to recommend this album along with Koichi Oki's "An Electone Adventure in Sound" among the 70's electone music that has been attracting attention recently, such as by Shigeo Sekito.A2: Scarborough Fair