Cosmic Invention: Help Your Satori Mind 2LP
In 1996, Masaki Batoh, who'd spent the previous decade recording, playing and living in a hippie communal environment with the heavy chamber folk outfit Ghost, formed a new unit to play in a different manner. He'd just finished making an incredible new Ghost album, Lama Rabi Rabi, but making music with Ghost was a intense and spiritual endeavor; for a change, Batoh wanted simply to enjoy, with a free and open mind, the playing of the kind of music that he and his musical friends had grown up with; the '70s sounds of British, American and Japanese rock.
Help Your Satori Mind is a result of things they just naturally jammed on during a couple of sessions. It's totally out of Ghost's world.