28 May 2010

友川かずき(Kazuki Tomokawa)

"Japanese acid-folk singer, poet, author, artist and racing tipster, 
active in the Japanese music scene since the early seventies. 
Often described as a “screaming philosopher” due to his 
idiosyncratic singing style. Whether screaming his lungs out 
while thrashing his guitar within an inch of its life (his 
legendarily wild performances frequently end up with all 
strings snapped during a single song), creating gorgeously 
romantic and limpid tone-scapes, Tomokawa never remains 
any less than himself. He walks a path of untutored intelligence, 
piercing sensitivity, and fully exorcised passions all too rare
in the shallow husk of today’s debased world." 


[studio albums]  1975 - Finally, The First Album  1976 - A Natural Voice  1977 - Senbazuru Wo Kuchi Ni Kuwaeta Hibi  1978 - Poems That Won’t Stop Crying From Within Me  1980 - Within the Country of Falling Cherry Blossoms  1981 - The Sea Is Silent, The Voice’s Soul Is Suffering  1986 - Beauty Without Mercy  1994 - Fault Of Flowers  1994 - Playing with Phantoms  1995 - Dance A Bonodori Alone  1996 - Fat in the Morning Light  1998 - Day by Day Dreams Die With Blithe  1998 - The Process of Stars  1999 - Sky Fish  2000 - Red Polyanthus  2001 - The Eyes of Elise  2002 - A Blow By Kenshin  2003 - Nakahara Chuya Sakuhinnshu ['78 re-interpretation]   2008 - Blue Water, Red Water  2009 - A Bumpkin’s Empty Bravado  [live albums]  1979 - A Dog - Live in Akita  1995 - GOEN: Live In Nihon Seinenkan  1995 - Shibuya Apia Document  2005 - Live 2005 Osaka Banana Hall  [compilation album]  Itsuka, Toku O Miteita  [extra songs]  Can’t Comprehend the Meaning Behind these Emotions  The Spring that Never Comes

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