Friday, September 22, 2006

Requested...
Kazuki Tomokawa "Umi Shizuka, Koe(Tamashii) wa Yami"
(Japanese Avant-folk, Acid-folk 1981)

Kazuki Tomokawa is a prolific Japanese acid-folk singer, poet, and often described as a "screaming philosopher" due to his idiosyncratic singing style.
"Umi Shizuka, Koe wa Yami" (Sea is silent, voice/soul is suffering) is one of his most important work.





personnel:
Kazuki Tomokawa: vo, acoustic guitar
Toshiaki Ishizuka: drums, percussion
Kyoko Furuie: piano, keyboard, chorus
Kazumi Kiyono: bass
Masashi Kikuchi: Shakuhachi, Yokobue
Yukihisa Yumiba: Biwa
(and many guest players)
Produced by Katsuhiko Hasegawa

Tracks:
01. Kanata (The Other Side)
02. Kami ni Nare (Become a God)
03. Issai Gassai Yo-mo Sue-da (It's the End of the World at All)
04. Satsujin to Ao Tenjyo (Homicide and Clear Blue Sky)
05. Chinsetsu-Tange-Sazen
06. Santouka-yo
07. Nah Umi (Hey, Sea)
08. Mochibeni no Hana (Flowers of Mochibeni)
09. Ki-gi wa Haru (Trees are Spring)
10. Kugai Sah

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

if u haven't, go see 'izo' by takashi miike. crazy movie and stunning appearence by kazuki tomokawa.

23 September, 2006 05:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this stuff, you're great. I've got these albums of Tomokawa :

* Dance A Bonodori Alone (Hitori Bon-Odoli)
* Fault of Flowers (Hanabana no Kashitsu)
* Human Voice (Nikusei)
* Within the Country of Falling Cherry Blossoms (Sakura No Kuni No Chiru Naka O') 1980

and now, I've got :
* Umi Shizuka, Koe(Tamashii) wa Yami

Thank you very much, if you have other items from him, I'd be interested in.

24 September, 2006 23:47  
Blogger David Villagrán Ruz said...

I've been trying to find some of mr. Tomokawa's records with no sucessful results, and here in your blog found various post introducing his works but can't find the links. Your posts has been blocked or something following a legal claim? Could you repost some records of mr. Tomokawa? Greetings.

20 February, 2012 22:02  

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