Masami Kawaguchi – The Mad Guitar Sings LP
The first solo studio recordings to ever be released by one of the greats of modern Japanese psychedelic rock, Masami Kawaguchi. Masami has been a member of some of the greatest Japanese psych bands of the last 15 years - Miminokoto, New Rock Syndicate, Los Broncos (with Doronco of Les Rallizes Denudes), Aihiyo (with Keiji Haino), LSD March and Broomdusters. the mad guitar sings is the dark alone take on Masami's signature sound. Late night-early morning comedown blues and black luminescent storm-song feature in equal measure. Masami's voice is the true updating of the enka tradition: the rehash or nostalgia, just the bleak lonesome heart que runs through enka core.