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JULY 15, 1972

Taj-Mahal Travellers


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.24 | 19 ratings

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5 stars Very mysterious and curious for me - always wonder where they should go toward on stage. Fusion with audience? Or mergence into the space?

In the first track Takehisa's keen and sharp-edged violin solo and warm harmonica sounds with Tokio's utterly messy jazzy drumming might strike the audience under the ground deeply. Very interesting each of their instrumental shots should go on his own way but the space should be so far from the word "loose" or "sloppy". Over 25 minutes will rush away over our brain - be immersed absolutely. And the second track is certainly shouts from the inferno...electronic earthquake can shake and break us into pieces. Such a sticky and persistent attack is surely their shout of mind, I always feel. Painful sounds. The last twisted and twittered violin missile attacks can make us more and more nauseously comfortable like cannabis. If you listen to the track on takin' a drive, you must get carsick...anesthetic carsick. And at last, you have to die out by an iron board beaten strongly and loudly!

Yes they are, as the band name says, travellers in the musical space. Indeed each member had quite different character, position and opinion for music from the others, but could push his musical style toward the others and all are well-melted and matured. Amazingly, Takehisa's violin solo navigated the band itself across the sea named "the stage" and NO other member followed the navigator - each should play as he liked LOL. However, they were wondrous harmonized completely together! Basically on stage they always tried to go for free-formed but well-balanced music and space. It's exactly beyond expression that they could construct and concentrate "three song world(s)" strictly in spite of simple but scattered and confused stuffs in the beginning.

Please enjoy the "space" travel, a Japanese pride! Anaesthetically recommended by DamoXt7942.

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |


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