Magical Power Mako - Super Record

SKU 05-Phoenix 3039
"The second and all-time best Mako album, originally issued by Japanese Polydor in 1975. Packaged in mini-lp jacket sleeve. 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: 'Mako's music possesses a certain strange kind of texture. It's certainly is what they call rock, but contains elements that we can't 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 mankind's universality." "The sound starts from a template of basic Japanese folk, and then proceeds to wildly pilfer from every Asian influence one can imagine -- there are Indian sitars, Turkish mandolins, and a distinctly Silk Road-ish sound (showcased most prominently on the song 'Silk Road'). Add danceable rock rhythms, layer on a heavy dose of swirling psychedelic effects, and Super Record produces a lush, dense, relentlessly creative sound."-Pop Matters
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This is a fantastic psych/prog album. It's one of the best Mako's done. Maybe better than his self-titled first record? It's mostly instrumental ,so it skips over language barrier issues too(a big plus here). But I have to add,why doesn't someone reissue "Jump"? Jump is Magical Power Mako's guitar record,easily the sister-release to this fine album.
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