Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Golden Section Tokyo 1975








For those (like me) who forgot or who wish to remember, the golden section (correctly, the golden ratio) is the Ancient Greek-discovered ratio of the sum of two numbers to the larger of the two, for example, 2 and 3 to 5, then 3 and 5 to 8, etc., and it equals the irrational number 1.618...  In what sense can an irrational number (whose numbers continue on randomly for infinity) have an existence in the real world?  Whether even one infinity has any real existence in this universe is debatable, and math has created for us an endless escalating expanding (to use a tautology) infinity of infinities.  The number (of the golden ratio) obviously does exist, as it can be diagrammatically represented so easily as on the record cover drawing above, is the decimal system numeration the artefact, is the infinity representable in toto somewhere, for example the mind of God, if there is such a being, so that we can say, for example, at a certain point a thousand 0's follow each other?  These are the kinds of fascinating considerations I will surely leave to president Trump in his late-night tweets.

Moving on to the record; in the words of my extraordinary vinyl finder friend:

Kaze was a Japanese male guitar folk duo (1975-1979), and they released 5 original albums.  This instrumental album is made of Kaze's popular songs, and is an enjoyable instrumental soft fusion album, too.   Ichizo Seo was the leader [arranger] of this album. (He worked on some of Kaze's albums.)

There is a nice handful of fabulous library-style easy listening instrumental slightly progressive fusion tracks here, enough of a quantity that over the years that I've known this impossibly forgotten LP, I've built up a serious amount of enjoyment from it.  For example, Tokyo 1975:






On another track a Stevie Wondrous harmonica plays the melody, throughout, you'll be pleased by the quality of the arrangements and the absence of the usual musical cliches, and I'm sure you'll know what I mean by that.

Yet another surprise out of left field, and many many thanks to those collectors who are willing to bring to the light these dazzling sparkling gemstones, to be un-forgotten, just like the golden ratio itself.


Addendum
Requests down below:





13 comments:



  1. http://www36.zippyshare.com/v/VYK7AXsY/file.html

    some requests, Anima - Songs:

    https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/jbxsz1

    Heavy Joker - Caesars Palace:

    https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ij4jmw

    Kuhn's Total Space:

    https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/uu7wub

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    1. the heavy joker with max lethjun I ripped long ago is also highly recommended

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  2. Outstanding Julian.Thanks so much.The other Heavy Joker is available on I-Tunes, and I will get what I like from that one there.I don't mind paying for stuff if it's available there.Cheers.

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    1. what a surprise, I remember when I had to purchase it for 200 euros, about 5 years ago!

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    2. Nice row of covers there.I was surprised to see it too.There are few surprises on I-Tunes every now and again.Was surprised to find one of my all-time favourite Danish albums there Masala Dosa 77.Only had a cdr with bad sound,and there it was .Now regarding your Heavy Joker album,you got a nice collectors album there.Anyways,thanks again for the music.

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    3. That Heavy Joker LP on iTunes sounds pretty good. That's not always the case though. On several occasions I've seen vinyl rips there that were inferior to the ones I ripped and cleaned up myself.

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  3. Julian, please, tell me that you have Tatsuya Takahashi's Maiden Voyage album.
    https://www.discogs.com/T-Takahashi-The-Tokyo-Union-Maiden-Voyage/release/3442241
    Cheers and great blog!

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  4. Thanks so much for Total Space! Love your blog, keep up the good work!

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  5. Thank you so much for these pearls,blessed music era for sure!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Thank you very much. Question: The Anima album. Where are they from? I am just trying to figure out how to distinguish the Anima folder I will be creating for them from the German Anima band. Thanks.

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    1. It's this band:
      https://www.discogs.com/artist/762789-Anima-4
      so Danish

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