Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalo - Pigmy 1972

Publié par Luis sur 23 Septembre 2012

Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalo, really wild Japanese African-Fusion, great acid psychedelic guitar riffs, awesome vocals and catchy groovy vibes with a funky touch. Don't miss it. Good stuff!

One of the coolest records we've ever heard from Japanese drummer Akira Ishikawa -- even wilder than some of his famous funk sessions of the time! The set definitely lives up to its African Rock promise -- as it features lots of sparely percussive tracks that build beautifully -- clearly drawing from African inspiration, in the same way that other albums by Akira drew from American funk -- then also adding in some cool production and hip effects that help further some of the "rock" side of the agenda! At points, the record almost feels like a solo percussion jam -- but at others, the guitars really get heavy, with a jamming intensity that's simply mindblowing. There's lots of psychedelic overtones when the guitars come in -- and they make for a wicked contrast with some of the more organic, percussion-oriented moments. Review by soundohm.com