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Artist: MAGICAL POWER MAKO
Title: Hapmoniym 1972-1975
Format: 5 CD Boxset
Label: Bamboo
Country: UK
Price: $60.00
"The epitome of a cult artist (and a favorite of Julian Cope), the enigmatic Magical Power Mako (aka Makoto Kurita) has been sporadically releasing albums in his native Japan since 1974. This lavish numbered, limited edition 5CD set collects jams taped by him between 1972 and 1975, and comes complete with a full 12-page booklet. Encompassing psychedelic folk, Krautrock, electronica and fuzz guitar, the musics effect is frequently astounding, and absolutely essential for all fans of Japrock." -Bamboo

Artist: MAGICAL POWER MAKO
Title: Hapmoniym
Format: 5 CD Box Set
Label: MIO
Country: Israel
Price: $122.00
"First release on this Israel-based label that plans to "reissue RIO, psych, avant-guard and progressive masterpieces mainly recorded in the 60s and 70s." Magical Power Mako is the Japanese underground legend who made a batch of amazingly dusted psych LPs for the Japanese Polydor label in the 70s, sometimes referred to in terms of "the Japanese Faust". His first 2 records in particular, the Magical Power debut from 1973 & Super Record from 1975 are as good as it gets. This box reissues the first 5 volumes of the proposed 15 volume Hapmoniym series that Mako recorded in the early 70s (the Japanese MomnDad label originally issued these 5 volumes in 1993 as individual CDs; they are still working on getting around to volumes 6-15). The box is in an edition of 500 numbered copies. Five slim-line jewel case CDs packed in a heavy-duty and gorgeous feeling box; with booklet of liner notes (English and Japanese language), photos. Extremely well done overall." - FE. "The 5 CDs set named Hapmoniym was created between 1972 and 1975 in Makos private studio, while he was working on his second album, Super Record. Hapmoniym is Makos best piece recorded in these years. Its composed of a few magnificent ideas and sounds and recorded in a very free atmosphere with friends and colleague musicians. The music Hapmoniym is offering consists of progressive rock, psychedelic, avant-garde & experimental sounds. Hapmoniym box set number one is the first part of a trilogy of pure experiments that has mostly bnever been published. The 5 CDs contained in this box were released in a very limited edition in 1993, then becoming unavailable. This new re-sale edition of Hapmoniym is printed as set number one, planned to be followed by two additional boxes: number Two and Three. Each set will include five CDs. Set number one is composed of parts one to five. Each part is included in one CD with one long piece edited by Mako himself, sound engineered by Naohiro Ukawa. We are very proud and pleased to release this masterpiece in MIO records." - MIO.
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Artist: MAGICAL POWER MAKO
Title: Super Record
Format: LP
Label: Phoenix
Country: UK
Price: $28.00
"Super Record, the second of Magical Power Makos 20-plus recordings, originally released in 1975, is considered by those that know to be his finest, combining as it does strong elements of Japanese folk music alongside innovative psychedelic sounds and broad musical vistas of extraordinary imagination. Mako was born in Shuzeni Izu in Japan in 1956, and he began his musical education at a young age, making his first public performance in 1973 at the age of 16 with his band Genge in the famous Shibuya Club. Based on these impressive public performances, the precocious Mako was invited to play with one of Japans foremost contemporary composers, Toru Takemitsu, playing alongside the composer on three film scores, Inheritance For The Future, Petrified Forest and Himiko. The response to his performances was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, elevating Mako to almost god-like status in his native country. Makos music has often baffled pundits keen to place him in a particular musical slot. As one perplexed scribe opined "Makos music possesses a certain strange kind of texture. It is certainly what they call rock, but contains elements we cant describe so succinctly. It clearly goes beyond the various genres of music and while full of them all, it sends forth a fierce glow." Another critic wrote: "Adding to the variety of folk music from India, Turkey and Russia, his mandolin or Taisho koto, and especially his marvellously-performed guitar, expresses fully the odor of the soil and mankinds universality". This limited edition has been digitally-remastered and pressed on 180 gram vinyl with an LP replica sleeve." -Phoenix

Artist: MAGICAL POWER MAKO
Title: Super Record
Format: CD
Label: Phoenix
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"Super Record, the second of Magical Power Makos 20-plus recordings, originally released in 1975, is considered by those that know to be his finest, combining as it does strong elements of Japanese folk music alongside innovative psychedelic sounds and broad musical vistas of extraordinary imagination. Mako was born in Shuzeni Izu in Japan in 1956, and he began his musical education at a young age, making his first public performance in 1973 at the age of 16 with his band Genge in the famous Shibuya Club. Based on these impressive public performances, the precocious Mako was invited to play with one of Japans foremost contemporary composers, Toru Takemitsu, playing alongside the composer on three film scores, Inheritance For The Future, Petrified Forest and Himiko. The response to his performances was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, elevating Mako to almost god-like status in his native country. Makos music has often baffled pundits keen to place him in a particular musical slot. As one perplexed scribe opined "Makos music possesses a certain strange kind of texture. It is certainly what they call rock, but contains elements we cant describe so succinctly. It clearly goes beyond the various genres of music and while full of them all, it sends forth a fierce glow." Another critic wrote: "Adding to the variety of folk music from India, Turkey and Russia, his mandolin or Taisho koto, and especially his marvellously-performed guitar, expresses fully the odor of the soil and mankinds universality." This numbered, limited edition has been digitally-remastered and housed in an LP replica sleeve." -Phoenix

Artist: MAGICAL POWER MAKO
Title: Super Record
Format: CD
Label: Radioactive
Country: UK
Price: $18.00
"New UK reissue of the second (and all-time best) Mako album, originally issued by Japanese Polydor in 1975; there have been a couple Japanese CD reissues of this in the past, which are no longer available. One of the key documents of Japanese underground psychedelic music, presented in truly sublime fashion. Although MPM went on to record 20+ more records after this one, he would never exceed the spatial exuberance of Super Record. From the liner notes: "Makos music possesses a certain strange kind of texture. Its certainly is what they call rock, but contains elements that we cant describe so succinctly. It clearly goes beyond the various genres of music, and while full of them all, it sends forth a fierce glow. This Super Record shows Mako looking down upon the earth from above, wandering through Alaska and Siberia, the Near East, Okinawa, and South America. Adding to the variety of folk music of India, Turkey, and Russia, his mandolin or Taisho koto, and especially his marvelously performed guitar, expressing fully the odor of the soil and mankinds universality."

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