© 2002 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Japanese Title:||GOUKAI Na CHIKYUBOUEIGUN|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Music Performed by:||Takeo Yahiro & Friends|
|Number of tracks:||21|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||2001|
Updated May 16, 2002
"GOUKAI Na CHIKYUBOUEIGUN (THE MYSTERIANS)" (G.R.F.009), released in 2001, features vocal arrangements of all of Ifukube's marches from various sci-fi films. This disc is amazing in my opinion because the arrangements are rich and complex. The music is performed entirely "a cappella" by a male vocal chorus consisting of Takeo and about ten of his friends. The CD is self-produced and manufactured by the artist. There are no instruments here, only people doing this music with their voices. The first time I heard this I was blown away. Surprisingly, this is considered a novelty record in Japan. This CD is difficult to get but well worth the effort in my opinion. Not everyone may like it but I think most of us that are familiar with this music will be amazed and pleased.
This CD seems to be available only from the artist, Takeo Yahiro (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Send him an e-mail for ordering information but be patient, as he does not speak much English and may take a little time to get back to you.
Also visit his website at: http://www.bukimi.com/maal/
English Title: THE MYSTERIANS