Last copy I saw up for sale sold within 5 minutes for 700 dollars.
The comforting voice of Abe that seems to be coming at you from beyond the grave is combined with the soft psychedelic musical vibes, deploying feedback and some other eerie effects that at no time sound disturbing create a weird atmosphere.
The vibe is distinctly early seventies, spiced up with swirling light effects, velvet couches and a slightly drugged out vibe.
Well then look no further, this will certainly do the trick.
First of all Abe Tadashi is not exactly a name that will catapult your ass out of that lazy chair, unless you are acquainted with either the Japanese early seventies hypnotism community or with much sought after underground labels such as Tengu Records out of Osaka that released a similar cultural oddity by like Hikita Tenko.
SABIR MATEEN, DANIEL CARTER & DAVID NUSS: “Tenor Rising, Drums Expanding” (Sound @ One) (Picture Disc: Near Mint/ Outer Plastic Sleeve: Near Mint).
Long gone and out of print monster free jazz slide that was released way back in 1997.
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.
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.