Boomkat Product Review:
The first official reissue of Japanese band Les Rallizes Dénudés’ Mizutani / Les Rallizes Denudes, via Temporal Drift.
"Led by the enigmatic Takashi Mizutani, Les Rallizes Dénudés has gained an almost mythical status the world over with their delicate balancing act between transcendent psychedelia and pure sonic assault, maintaining its status as an underground phenomenon throughout their three decade existence and beyond.
Mizutani / Les Rallizes Dénudés includes a set of intimate, contemplative acoustic-based tracks from a transitional period at the turn of the decade. Recorded in 1970 at Doshisha University’s student broadcast studio, this session featured the band mostly as a duo, with Mizutani accompanied by Makoto Kubota, who also handled recording duties. Few of the tracks featured Tadanaka Makino on percussion.
Produced in collaboration with The Last One Musique, the new label set up by former members and associates of Les Rallizes Dénudés, Mizutani / Les Rallizes Dénudés features newly remastered audio by former Rallizes member Makoto Kubota."