The amount of lost gems in the jazz rock canon never cease to amaze me. ¬†The 70s were loaded with them, and Italian jazz prog rocker Giovanni Tommaso is here to bestow yet another piece of dusty gold to your treasure chests and vinyl shelves.
Originally composed as an accompanying soundtrack to a documentary about urban life in Tokyo, the music nods toward traditional Japanese song structures, but quickly shifts into groove¬†overdrive, throwing flutes into the same breakbeats as stoned-out organs¬†and sauntering, strutting bass licks. ¬†Each track possesses its own little time capsule mystique…Sopraelevata No.1¬†sounds like a Revolver-era Beatles jam session while Underground Number Seven could pass for an early Blaxploitation action sequence.
The original pressing is straight-up impossible to find these days without breaking your bank account in half (Ouch), so if it pleases your ears, laugh in the face of those international prices. ¬†As of this write-up, only 32 remain on the bandcamp page, so quit gawking, tie your shoelaces and hustle your soon-to-be-broke ass to the buy button.
Released on HQ 180 gram vinyl. Remastered audio.
Originally released on RCA Original Cast SP 8039
Includes unlimited streaming of VIVERE A TOKIO: CITTA' DEL PARADISO (Original Soundtrack) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
shipping out on or around 02 June 2015
edition of 500
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive