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Carmen Maki & Oz "Tozasareta Machi" 1976 second album
From ' Introduction ' Hirofumi's guitar and Masafumi's keyboard solos are so bluesy that we cannot help foreseeing the next explosion. Yep, exactly ' The Day Before Eruption '! Maki's dark but aggressive voices can encourage us against the eruption or collapse of the town where we are. In this album, each song should be a part of one story titled " An Entombed Town ". In each part Maki can show a different appearance, that can make us enjoy well! ' A Clock Without A Pendulum ' is a quiet and plaintive song with soft voices, chorus and graceful sounds. Time to pass away, and cold dreams broken away - all are into her mind - with her singing sadly. ' The Firebird ' is more bluesy, depressive we can feel strongly. Certainly her FIRE of voices should be very impressive that we can be burned easily and completely.
The last electric guitar solo can let us fly away to the sky. On the contrary, the next ' Lost Love ' absolutely shows her broken heart itself - for her lost love. She cannot forget the brilliant love affair at all...and alone she is walking on the street - where she and her lover had walked together. And the masterpiece, the heaviest rock punch should come here! In ' An Entombed Town ' Maki's jabs and kicks can be shot again and again as a machine gun. Only listening to this song can notify us her and their motivation and activity as a heavy rock band. Hirofumi's guitar growling like a ground rumble, and Masafumi's keyboard flowing like a stream - they are indeed great but Maki's powerful voices should be greater! We should be filled with brilliant rock gems, just at the end of ' Epilogue '.
Not progressive but terrific rock world, for you! Highly recommended..
Great heavy progressive psychedellic rock.Year 1976 original 2nd LP. Carmen Maki is a female vocalist related to "J.A. Caesar" and "Blues Creation". A gorgeous album that should appeal to all garage fans,psych heads,mondo music lovers and acid freaks..