Friday, October 21, 2011

Henry Kaiser -Toshinori Kondo- Andrea Centazzo,Metalanguage LP- ML 102-1978
























An intriguing document by three Eccentric masters from the golden age where
free improvised sounds modelled on SME, were spreading World wide and becoming some sort of Lingua franca amongst adventurous souls,and disciples spreading the Gospel of Micro-Free non-conformity..

Nice Chewy listen ,even if perhaps it isnt the best work by these guys ,Henry was in the process of developing his own trademark almost orchestral,uniquely processed sound (evidenced to a degree on side b) , and fully realised on later records like the criminally out of print Aloha ,& Outside Pleasure...(here ,particularly on side one , he sounds largely in thrall to his great love of D.Bailey,and what guitarist playing free music isnt at some point?)

Kondo as usual sticks out whatever the context.. one of the most utterly distinctive brass voices of the Era or any Era ,a special PRESENCE,in whos phrasing and unique sense of time one can hear echoes of the outrageously Expressive, chimeric Miles Davis on such mid 70's masterpieces ,On the Corner, Agartha,& Panagea,

and of course Ictus boss, Centazzo is also quite a riveting ,magnetic presence as always.

a language taking shape .... nothing codified or formalised, enjoy!!

Line-up / Musicians
Electric Guitar [Gibson 355 Guitar, Acoustic 115 Amp.]- Henry Kaiser
Percussion [Premier Drum Set, Cheap Electronics, Ufip Cymbals & Gongs, Etc.], - Andrea Centazzo (tracks: B1 to B5)
Trumpet, Horn [Eb Alto] - Toshinori Kondo (tracks: A1 to A7)


Releases information
LP: Metalanguage ML 102 (US)


ps ... ive given this a light de crackle and click , the record is in a condition thats just this side of poor, servicable until the real thing in the form of a proper cd reissue comes along ... i guess, dont hold y'r breath!

21 comments:

SOTISE said...

Flac -pics
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7E0NLN00

Wallofsound said...

Thanks for the post and sound engineering.

Lucky said...

rarity, shvarity! :)

with a new header comes in new wind, it seems. as much as i love lacy, there are other cuts out there worth to be heard, such as this bunch of a hell of a trio.

this is one even kaiser himself seems to like - as he stated on his homepage (defunct right now): "favorite of HK. Very Proud of this!" no warranty for quality, but what the heck... ;)

SOTISE said...

LUCKY 00)
.......0)...,Enjoy ,one of my favourite Kaiser things , is Ice Death... one he seemed to disavow in that same list you mention..

Lucky said...

that's exactly why i mentioned it - he mostly seems to dislike stuff i like, ha! no problem with that, of course, musicians are not excluded in "bad taste" - 8P

the trio date "sargeng" with jin hi kom and elliot sharp is another one of which he says "HK does not especially like this. Best forgotten." - well, listen and decide for yourself: http://tinyurl.com/66xbfub

btw - kaiser's homepage with commented discography via archive.org's wayback machine: http://tinyurl.com/6g883dp

salut :::)

Lucky said...

"jin hi kom" of course is "jin hi kim" - typo'luck.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this hard to find gem! One thing, for me at least, the very last track is only about 38 seconds long, not the the 3:40 it should be. STill a great find…

~ ictus75

SOTISE said...

Side B is all there i just downloaded it and checked, files are often corrupted during extraction , i dont know what platform you are on , but Winrar in particular often produces such problems , sometimes downloads are also corrupted during the dowloading process ... i recommend 7 Zip, as the best extraction tool , theres both a Windows and mac version google it .

onxidlib said...

Not even knew this one existed!

Watch out for another Toshinori Kondo at IS!

Thank you for keeping me alert...

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for these

Anonymous said...

is there any chance to repost this crazy stuff?

Igor

James Manion said...

I'm with Igor please repost, this looks real interesting. Thanks Sotise.

Calisan said...

Wild real thing! Please re-post

SOTISE said...

heres a re-up or a re rip (not sure which) by Alex, check the contributions at inconstant Sol..

http://rapidshare.com/share/03AED0BA8221F92FA245ACBFE14D6573

Henry Kaiser-Kondo-Centazzo-Protocol-1978

SOTISE said...

heres a re-up or a re rip (not sure which) by Alex, check the contributions at inconstant Sol..

http://rapidshare.com/share/03AED0BA8221F92FA245ACBFE14D6573

Henry Kaiser-Kondo-Centazzo-Protocol-1978

Lucky said...

Sotise or serviceton - could you re-upload this rip? I have the album, too, but when there's a rip already at hand, I'd be happy and lazy, too! :)

Lucky

-Otto- said...

Yes, a re-up would be great. I second Lucky's request.

serviceton said...

Here is a re-up (on Mega - use Chrome or Firefox preferably to download easily)

https://mega.co.nz/#!d8Fw1ZaQ!GS7N68Ct5BbdfRDI2L_SwmZw8DBIRPKtNSx68UUxU0s

-Otto- said...

Many thanks, serviceton!

Lucky said...

Thanks for the service, serviceton! :)

Igor said...

Thank you, serviceton.