Stomu Yamash’ta’s Red Buddha Theatre
The Soundtrack from The Man from the East
Island Records (Japan) 1973
ILS-80215 (LP) Promotional copy. White label. gatefold sleeve.
sleeve : VG+(dirts, a lot of spots.)
media : EX/EX(some slightly surface noises.)
This album was released in 1973 by Japanese percussionist Sutomu Yamash'ta, who has made a name for himself in the field of classical and contemporary music since the late 1960s, and has since gone on to create a number of masterpieces that cross genres from rock to crossover, electronic music, and new age. Yamash'ta himself was in charge of all aspects of the project, from conception to music and choreography, and produced it for a performance by the Red Buddha Theatre, a Japanese avant-garde dance group. Musicians are including Gary Boyle, Robin Thompson, Morris Pert, Peter Robinson With the participation of musicians such as Gary Boyle, Robin Thompson, Morris Pert, Peter Robinson, Alyn Ross, Joji Hirota, and many others, the music is a grand spectacle, incorporating folk tales, festivals, and indigenous dances from various regions of Japan. His sense of transcending genres has been brilliant since then. It's worth listening to.