Far East Family Band / Nipponjin
Album: Nipponjin   Collection:General
Artist:Far East Family Band   Added:Nov 2009

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-11-15 Pull Date: 2010-01-17
Week Ending: Jan 10 Jan 3 Dec 27 Dec 20 Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 29 Nov 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 13, 2017: In Your Ear Radio - A Quite Surreal Morning
4. Dec 31, 2009: orangeasm: ending 2009 like a stallion
The God Of Water
2. Mar 06, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Still Not For You
5. Dec 22, 2009: The Courtesy Flush
The Cave
3. Jan 07, 2010: A2Z
Mystery Of Northern Space
6. Dec 19, 2009: Bloodstains Across Atherton-Happy B-Day, Baby, Horus!
Mystery Of Northern Space

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-11-17
First Western unearthing of this 1975 Japanese Cosmic Space/Prog Rock/Psych masterpiece. Later a few of these cats went on to make new age, namely Masanori “Kitaro” Takahashi. Tangerine Dream’s Klaus Schulze produced this hence, bridging the arguably best psych scenes in the world. Get your ears around this if you like: Hawkwind, Gong, early 70’s Pink Floyd, Camel, Acid Mother’s Temple (who probably nabbed a few ideas from F.E.F.B.), bongs, and the “smokier” side of KFJC. Join our mental phase sound, indeed! Mind. Totally. Blown.

((((((1)))))) Sloooow drift into space with mellotron, laser swooshes, sitar, folky guitars with patient Camel/Hawkwind-ish vocals. Later goes into a “typical” 70’s psych/prog slow burn and some tripEEE chanting in Japanese.
((((((2)))))) Folky, mellotron & moog laden prog/psych with Japanese vocals that has phrasings/tone similar to Pete Barden of Camel/J. Hayward of Moody Blues. Later our space brothers take off across the day glo universe..
((((((3)))))) Maan, Hawkwind was sooo riiight-space IS deep. Here’s why!
(((((((4))))))) Slightly Floydian guitars and airy, trippy vocals in English along with more mellotron and near glissado guitars similar to Gong.
((((((5)))))) Quiet drift out into the oceans of Mars.
((((6)))) Flute, slow guitars and emotive vocals then bombastic keyboards and slow David Gilmour-ish guitars.
((((((7))))) Electronic, cosmic ambient/space rock with tribal drumming blends into…
(((((((8))))))) & ((((((9)))))) (Both tracks blend together) Way gone vocals -moving from one channel to the next or really one side of your brain to the next. Neat mix of 70’s folky psych and prog.
((((((((10))))))) A-mazing slow burner, vocal-centric psych-prog later with symphonic parts. Goes in the same direction as primo ‘Floyd, Camel & Novalis

Track Listing
1. Nipponjin   6. Rive Of Soul
2. The Cave   7. The God Of Wind
3. Undiscovered Northern Land   8. Movin' Lookin'
4. Timeless   9. Yamato
5. The God Of Water   10. Mystery Of Northern Space