Victor (Japan) 1968
SJV-1515 (LP) textured gatefold sleeve with booklet.
sleeve : EX-(slightly color-fade, some parts inside of gatefold sleeve has light and small stains.)
media : EX-/EX+(some lightly surface noise, side A has some very light click noises.)
A compilation album of works by Japanese contemporary musicians, released in 1968 as part of the third edition of Victor Japan's 'Music Today' series.
Makoto Moroi, Toshiro Mayuzumi, Toru Takemitsu, Joji Yuasa, Toshi Ichiyanagi, Maki Ishii and others were inspired by the music concrète founded by Pierre Schaeffer in France in the late 40s, and by the electronic music experiments of Herbert Eimert and Karlheinz Stockhausen in the electronic music studio of Cologne Radio in Germany.
The music in this album was created mainly through experiments and recordings made in the electronic music studio, the first of its kind to be established at NHK in Japan in the 1950s, and the process of plunging into the unknown through repeated exploration is expressed through layers of raw electronic sounds and tape material.
This is one of the most important albums in the history of Japanese electronic music.
A1: Mayuzumi + Moroi “Variations sur 7”
A2: Takemitu “Sky, horse and death”
A3: Yuasa “Projection esemplastic”
B1: Mayuzumi “Campanology”
B2: Ichiyanagi “Situation”
B3: Ishii “Hamon-Riookes”