Monday, 8 December 2014

Art of the Cover - So Kaburagi's "Stray Cat Rock:Sex Hunter" / "Furyo Syojo Mako" {"Bad Girl Mako"} OST





Freaky fuzzy grooves from two obscure Nikkatsu movies – both of them scored by So Kaburagi in a great blend of heavy drums and tripped-out guitar – with lots of funky moments throughout! The music here almost outdoes some of the best psyche-inspired soundtracks from the US and Europe in the late 60s – and like some of the best of those, Kaburagi brings in some slight jazz undercurrents as well – softening things briefly in a few romantic moments with a saxophone, but mostly relying on fuzzy guitar, go-go drums, and a bit of organ to keep most of the tunes going. A few numbers feature larger backings, and from what we can tell, most of the work here is instrumental only – a whopping 28 tracks in all, with all titles and notes in Japanese





















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