I think this album was underrated by me (previously rated 63) upon hearing it the first time because I had no idea of its background. It featured as the inaugural production of the Mercat de la Música Viva de Vic in 2007 and is a collaborative effort between Guillamino and Chilean folk musician Manuel Garcia, an artist I was unfamiliar with at the time. And Guillamino I knew mostly from his hip-hop. Certainly, learning it was intended to be heard live gave me a different perspective ... read more
From my rudimentary research, along with Pecker's 'Rasta Instantané' this is the most influential and legendary album in Japanese reggae. The story of its gestation is fascinating (Subukaru.online has a short history along with pictures and audio) and the list of musicians contributing to the project across the two albums - including the recently departed Sakamoto Ryūichi - is enough to charge the imagination alone. But the music stands up on its own merits even today, even if maybe ... read more
My fellow Halifax folks produced a dreamy patchwork of a record with this one. The Stereolab influence shines through in particular. I'm probably more curious to see where this new direction takes them in the future than I am likely to return to this album over their other output for pure enjoyments sake but there's enough interesting ideas, explored to varying degrees, here to be enamoured for it's own merits. Still, I can see this being a precursor to something even more impressive.
The world's most tone-deaf music nerd. Any pronouns. Neurodivergent. Feel free to say hello, give/ask for recommendations. I daren't cos I'm anxious af lmao 🙃😭 If I disappear for a few weeks/months, I've probably gone and done an autistic/adhd burnout but I can't stay away too long. The listening must be cataloged.