Monday, 4 March 2019

Lacrymosa's Keiko Koyama in Canal of Memories from 1985 to 1990 [limited time only]








I hope everyone is familiar with the Japanese RIO or avant garde progressive band Lacrymosa.  Keiko Koyama was their very memorable vocalist, and this album is a collection of her late 80s compositions just beautifully done.  Rateyourmusic info here, discogs info here.

I love this because it reminds me a little of an old prog favourite, Jean-Michel Desbouis' 1982 Prince album (famous for having Stella Vander on vocals, as Tom pointed out once).

A vinyl album was released in 1994 (her only solo work), and 3 bonus tracks were added to a CD release of this, in 2012.  But all tracks were made during the 1985-90 period.

Reckless Love, track 2:





A Desbouis Prince-like track called もうすぐここから:





With the girlish vocals on top of digital keyboards you'll also note a resemblance to the wonderful but under-rated German electro-vocal band Luna Set.

I'll include all the Lacrymosa music out there too, for comparison purposes.  Their music is much more angular atonal and RIO.


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5 comments:


  1. Keiko Koyama
    https://www73.zippyshare.com/v/B6kCLuXd/file.html

    Lacrimosa
    https://www27.zippyshare.com/v/GAUtP71h/file.html

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  2. Thank you Julian. Any chance you might have the Prince LP?

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  3. Any chance to re-up said Luna Art LP (PNF is down)?

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    1. three luna set albums still here

      https://progressreview.blogspot.com/2015/05/luna-set-monkeys-midnight-mood-from.html

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