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DEMA (Columbia, 1972)
A cosmic "Bitches Brew" cum "Weidorje".
After a cosmic intro, the dueling ensembles (Garan-doh and the Kohsuke Ichihara All Stars) settle into a "Bitches Brew" styled workout. Then, in the last ten minutes or so of the album, searing synths bring us to realms akin to Weidorje or "De Futura" styled zeuhl, albeit with a jazz pulse instead of zeuhl's rock meters. Strangely, the piece is abruptly cut off before a natural climax is reached, replaced by a pasted-on distorted sputter, followed by a cosmic outro.

Note that the CD reissue at least lists the artist not as "Dema" but as

Tsutsui, Yasutaka / Ichihara, Kohsuke / Satoh, Masahiko

and the release date as 1973, not 1972.
Posted by Lascivia, Sep 29, 2007
DEMA (Columbia, 1972)
wicked awesome!
I bought this at Tower, Shinjuku just because of the cool cover art and the recording year 1973 which is the apex year for recorded music, imo...OMFn'G, what an awesome CD !!!! It's probably the greatest peice of recorded music Ive ever heard, it's like a way better free jazz version of Mahavishnu Orchestra with Sonny Sharrock sitting in, there's some stuff towards the end of the 2nd song that's the heaviest music I've ever heard...and there's a part in the 3rd song that sounds like Heldon or a heavier King Crimson interupting an avante-garde piano recording, plus some wicked psychedelic mixing effects...this is unbelievably great, IF YOU EVER SEE THIS BUY IT POST HASTE, YOU WILL BE GUARANTEED NOT TO BE DISAPOINTED !!!!!!!
Posted by cuddles, Aug 03, 2010
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