This one will appeal to all of you insomniacs out there.Needles to say, this beauty is hideously rare and just never turns up here due to totally bummed sales at the time and the marginal public it was catering to, making that maybe only a handful are still in circulation today (while the remainder of the initial pressing was sadly enough but probably hoarded of to a near dumpster to get incinerated).Top-notch copy of this beyond belief rarity out of the bowels of Teichiku/ Union Records early seventies scum psych weirdness.On the look out for totally obscure and below the radar early seventies Japanese weirdness to impress your few friends and records buffs with?
A modern day master in the making, Sabu is someone to watch out for and this privately released tape by him will definitely stun you with disbelief because he transcends the idea of what a solo shakuhachi recording should sound like.
Last copy I saw up for sale sold within 5 minutes for 700 dollars.
This copy is near mint so a better copy does not exist I believe and seen in that light, combined with the scarcity of this artifact I think we have a fair price.
With an approach to his instrument described as "Japanese old stone age style" (or the somewhat misleading term 'noise shakuhachi') Orimo might be said to be working on the fringes (of the fringes) of Japan's broadly defined 'psychedelic' scene.
That said one could ask if Siwa's motives here might not just be a case of trying to peddle 'the hated music' behind a veil of blatant exoticism.
Although Sabu has not yet attained the grandeur and delicate touch of such masters like Watazumido, he nevertheless displays already the budding potential his talent beholds.