Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Nagisa Ni Te - Live Oct 19 1996 Koenji Showboat

Sorry for lack of posting, but it has been a busy few weeks and such. Anyways, this one is the awesome Nagisa Ni Te, recorded live on Oct 19 1996. I got this one from Eric Pogo which I believe he snagged when he was in Japan in the late nineties. Not sure the actual linage of this or anything, but all signs point to it being recorded by Eric's pal Youji. Great folky awesome full band set with lots of fuzzy guitar solos, big open chords and soaring vocals for a great heartfelt mix of Japanese language jams and grooves. Most of the songs are from their fantastic On The Love Beach album from 1995.

Here is some background from the Jagjaguwar site:

Here is the Nagisa Ni te story: in the beginning Shinji Shibayama performed "hyped up dada-psych" in the early 1980's as part of Idiot O'Clock and then the more toned-down Hallelujahs. He also founded and still runs Org Records, the label responsible for bringing Eastern psych powers Maher Shalal Hash Baz to the world. With Maher Shalal Hash Baz's help, with the musical contributions of many of their collective friends, and with the assistance of Shibayama's now full-fledged cohort Masako Takeda in all things Nagisa Ni te, Shibayama recorded and released On The Love Beach, a beautiful, slow and entrancing work pulling equally from American and British rock traditions. Thus was born Nagisa Ni te, which means "on the beach" in Japanese, an homage of sorts to Neil Young's 1975 masterpiece. Their psych folk tendencies notwithstanding, Nagisa Ni te also did well to take cues from the avant rock world around them at the time, comfortably implementing the minimalist credo "less is more" throughout this record.

Enjoy! Spring or winter, it is all good. Fragile and confident!

Nagisa Ni Te - Live Oct 19 1996 Koenji Showboat