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Ceremony - Buddah meets rock = LP = (LP)
Nobodys sure if the muscians on this recording ever performed as a group or whether Ceremony was simply a studio super project. Certainly guitarist Kimio Mizutani had already enjoyed a certain amount of crticial exposure following stints with Love Live Life + One and Masahiko Satohs Sound Brakers and it is Satohs jazzy fuzz guitar licks that help to lift this album to a higher level. Unfortunately this was the ensembles only album, but the concept work, Ceremony - Buddha Meets Rock, is an absolute classic. As the title suggests, this 1971 recording was an attempt to fuse Buddhist-influenced spiritual vibe into an innovative oriental form form of hypnotic psychedelic prog rock. . All in all a rather weird record but the sound is mindblowing - experimental and trippy, but never too free or over the top, and at times a more traditional Japanese style of music lurks in the background. A monumental album thats never going to go out of style.
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Type: LP
Recorded: 1971
Release Date: 2009-11-15
Label: Phoenix
Country: Euro
Item No: ASHLP3027
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Track List
01 I like my rock hard
02 [prologue] 1:43
03 [shomyo part 1] 12:46
04 [gatha] 5:12
05 [flower strewing] 6:45
06 [shomyo part 2] 6:04
07 [prayer part 1] 2:26
08 [prayer part 2] 4:33
09 [epilogue] 2:16
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