MASAYUKI / NEW DIRECTION TAKAYANAGI - Station '70 - Call In Question / Live Independence

Masayuki / New Direction Takayanagi

LP Regular

RRP $134.95

Not in stock. Currently in overseas warehouse. Usually despatched within: 8 - 12 business days.

Date of release: May 27 2022

In August 1969, visionary Japanese guitarist Masayuki Takayanagi formed his first New Direction group and embarked on an unparalleled musical journey that would forge a radical new musical language. Comprised of himself on acoustic and electric guitar and joined by Motoharu Yoshizawa on bass and Yoshisaburo 'Sabu' Toyozumi on drums, Takayanagi's group created a new unconstrained form of music; It expanded on the most radical, fiery elements of American and European Free Jazz, while refracting them through an avant-garde prism. Harmonic and melodic development were rejected in favor of feedback and complete spontaneity. With New Direction, Takayanagi had achieved a "decisive break" with the past, creating a ferocious, often violent sound that paradoxically took both musical movement and stillness to their extremes. In the process, he helped set off a musical revolution that has resonated in the decades since, both in the Japanese underground and the wider world of adventurous music. As influencial as he was, it was not until 25 years later that a wider audience would finally able to hear Takayanagi's vision with the group in it's most explosive and unmitigated realization; Japan's P.S.F. records released two CD's which featured unearthed, previously unheard 1970 recordings made at the legendary Shibuya Tokyo venue, Station '70. The recordings were revelatory; They presented nascent, jarring versions of the "Gradually Projection" and "Mass Projection" modalities in uncut, unvarnished long form. Joined on some tracks by saxophonist Mototeru Takagi, the performances are intensely physical and visceral creating something entirely new and beautiful. Black Editions is proud to present the entirety of the recordings presented on both P.S.F. albums as well as a previously unreleased side-long Mass Projection in a deluxe, remastered 3LP box set. The set features the stark photography of the late Yuji Itsumi and presents the original liner notes by key Japanese music critics and historians Yoshiyuki Kitazato and Toshihiko Shimizu newly translated into English as well as in the original Japanese.

Vinyl release of Masayuki / New Direction Takayanagi - Station '70 - Call In Question / Live Independence. Released through IMPORT and available on LP.



We may send items separately if you order multiple items and not all of your items are in stock.
Please note:  all titles on are either in stock with us or one of our suppliers. Titles not in stock will need to be imported from our suppliers or distributors. Vinyl is primarily manufactured overseas. Please note the Stock Availability for this product, just near the price of this item.

GENERAL CATALOGUE INFORMATION aims to provide up to date images of the products and accurate information. However, product detail may change from time to time and there may be a delay in making updates.
In the case of coloured vinyl, we understand some collectors are after a particular variant of coloured, transparent or marbled vinyl, however in most cases these varieties are released in limited quantities for the first pressing - then revert to regular black vinyl without notice from the distributor.

MASAYUKI / NEW DIRECTION TAKAYANAGI - Station '70 - Call In Question / Live Independence (LP)
Cat No: BEDW1341571
Barcode: 881626627815
Packaging: LP Regular
SKU 5361134
Barcode # 881626627815
Artist Masayuki / New Direction Takayanagi
Shipping weight 0.5500kg
Format LP Regular

Be the first to review this product!

Help other shoppers by writing reviews for products you have purchased.

Write a review

More from this category