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Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit – Axis/Another Revolvable Thing 2

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Blank Forms is really doing “God’s work” here, first unleashing their stellar reissue of Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit’s April Is the Cruelest Month for the first time on wax, and now releasing Axis/Another Revolable Thing 1 and Axis/Another Revolable Thing 2, on wax for the first time since its initial release.  Both of these records feature a live performance from September 5th, 1975, just months after “April Is the Cruelest Month” was recorded, at the Yasuda Seimei Hall in Tokyo.  Featuring the core group of Masayuki Takayanagi, Nobuyoshi Ino on bass and cello, Kenji Mori on reeds, and Hiroshi Yamazaki on percussion; these LP’s include some of New Direction Unit’s most varied work.  Side A on Axis/Another Revolable Thing 1 sees Takayangi in his most Derek Bailey-esque form stabbing away at his guitar as drummer Hiroshi Yamazaki leads the group even taking a full-on solo throughout “Fragment III.”  Side B’s “Fragment VI” sees New Direction Unit in their heaviest form with Takayangi laying down the feedback and wah throughout.  Axis/Another Revolable Thing 2 sees the group in slower form with Takayanagi’s slow wah swells hovering over Ino’s cello drones, with Yamazaki heavier on metal percussion this round and Mori ditching the sax and picking up a flute for more than half the record.  Axis/Another Revolable Thing 2 not only fills out the gaps left over from the live set layed out on Axis/Another Revolable Thing 1, but stands out as a standalone record that give you sounds that weren’t already explored on the prior release.  So, grab both of these records ASAP!  Keep the Takayanagi reissues coming! – Jon
If these Takayanagi reissues don’t excite you enough, here’s Jon’s personal TOP 50 Japanese free jazz records, in CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.  Keep an eye out for #5, Hino’s Journey To Air available from us very soon!
1 – Masahiko Togashi Quartet – We Now Create (1969)
2 – Yosuke Yamashita Trio – Mina’s Second Theme (1969)
3 – Masahiko Togashi Quartet – Speed And Space (1969)

3 – Itaru Oki Trio – Satsujin-Kyoshitsu (1970)

4 – Masahiko Sato – Deformation (1970)
5 – Group Everything Everything Everything – Hino’s Journey To Air (1970)
6 – Masayuki Takayangi & Kaoru Abe – 解体的交感 (1970)
7 – Akira Miyazawa – Kiso (1970)
8 – Masayuki Takayangi’s New Direction – Independence (1970)
9 – Lost Aaraaff – S/T (Live from 1970, released 1991)
10 – Stomu Yamash’ta & Masahiko Sato – Metempsychosis (1971)
11 – Yamash’ta and the Horizon – Sunrise From the West Sea Live (1971)
12 – New Herd + Masahiko Togashi – Canto Of Aries (1971)
13 – VA:  Inspiration and Power (1973)
14 – Sabu Toyozumi – Message To Chicago (1974)
15 – Akira Sakata Trio – Counter Clockwise Trip (1975)
16 – Toshi Tsuchitori & Mototeru Takagi – Origination (1975)
17 – Mototeru Takagi – Mosura Freight (1975)
18 – Yosuke Yamashita – Up-To-Date (1975)
19 – Masayuki Takayanagi New Direction Unit – April Is the Cruelest Month (recorded 1975, released 1991)
20 – Masayuki Takayanagi & New Direction Unit – Axis/Another Revolable Thing 1/2 (1975)

21 – Toshi Tsuchitori & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Dissapointment -Hateruma (1976)

22 – Jam Rice Sextet – Jam Rice Relaxin’ (1976)
23 – Keiki Midrikawa – Grune Revolution (1976)
24 – Yosuke Yamashita Trio w/ Dairakudakan & Gerlad Oshita – Arashi (1977)
25 – Haga Takeo + Osamu Yamaguchi – Tidal Wave (1977)
26 – New Jazz Syndicate – In the Beginning (1978)
27 – Akira Sakata Trio – Peking  (1978)

28 – Toshi Tsuchitori – Drymythm (1978)

29 – Toshinori Kondo – Fuigo From Another Dimension (1979)
30 – Motoharu Yoshizawa & Gaga Takao – Oops! (1980)
31 – New Direction Unit – Live At Moers (1980

32 – Junji Hirose – Solo Saxophone (1980)

33 – Takehisa Kosugi & Akio Suzuki – New Sense Of Hearing (1980)
34 – VA: Aiyoku (1980)
35 – Keizo Inoue – In Moers (1981)
36 – Kaoru Abe – Partitas (recoded in ’73, released 1981)
37 – Junji Hirose – Hodgepodge (1982)
38 – Masahiko Togash & Masayuki Takayagi – Pulsation  (1983)

39 – Yoshinori Motoko & Hirose – Chi-Chi-Chi-Nngacah (1984)

40 – Masayuki Takayanagi – Action Direct (1987)
41 – Agencement – S/T (1986)
42 – Kang Tae Hwan – Korean Free Music (1989)
43 – Shoji Hano – Nipon = Tayhei Nipon (1991)
44 – Yuji Katisui, Otomo Yoshide, Higo Hiroshi – Visions Of Japan (1991)

45 – Ground Zero – S/T (1993)

46 – Dislocation – Carve Another Notch (1994)
47 – Tamio Shiraishi – Live Performances 1992-1994 (1996)
48 – Ground Zero – Consume Red (1997)
49 – Makigamo Koichi – Electric Eel (1998)
50 – Akiyama Tetuzi – Relator (2001)
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