Angherr Shisspa (Original Master)

by Koenjihyakkei 高円寺百景

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PLEASE NOTE:
This is the original SKiN GRAFT Release of KOENJIHYAKKEI's "Angherr Shisspa" from 2005, and it is being provided for collectors and for archival purposes. See catalog #GR136 for the 2019 LP/CD/Digital reissue "Angherr Shisspa: Revisited" - which has been cut for vinyl by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering and includes three live bonus tracks on the new CD edition.

DESCRIPTION:
Some bands you just have to hear. Japan's KOENJIHYAKKEI (aka Koenji Hyakkei aka 高円寺百景 aka Hundred Sights of Koenji) are just such a band. Headed by vocalist / composer / drummer extraordinaire Tatsuya Yoshida (of the renowned bass and drum duo RUINS), KOENJIHYAKKEI is Area and ELP at their most excessive; Deus Ex Machina with tempo changes multiplied by 100; and Magma at their orff-ian choral, fusion jazz, overcharged gospel peak.

In the heady, heavy prog-circles, Koenji is already firmly established; renowned as the ultimate contemporary progressive rock outfit; with three albums and a live dvd released in their native Japan and heavily exported around the world. KOENJIHYAKKEI explodes with glittery keyboard lines, speedy bass/drum workouts, emotive reed respites, and operatic female vocals that take the listener from sheer exuberance to absolute apocalypse... And all this is performed with superhuman technique in extremely catchy, complex arrangements.

FUN FACT(S)
The artwork for "Angherr Shisspa"originated with OTSUE edo folk paintings!!!

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released October 5, 2005

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Yoshida Tatsuya: drums, vocals
Sakamoto Kengo: bass & voice
Kanazawa Miyako: keyboards & voice
Yamamoto Kyoko: vocals
Komori Keiko: reeds & voice

Recorded at PAL and Magaibutsu Studios

Art by Ohya Kyoko

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