Ryojiro Furusawa and Kan Mikami: Buriki CD
"A sparse and stripped-back yet fully-impassioned meditation on time, history and freedom. Surreal folk meets free jazz.
Two tracks, including a 24-minute, one-take masterpiece. Ryojiro Furusawa is one of Japan's most respected jazz drummers, having played from the late '60s with everyone from Yosuke Yamashita and Sadao Watanabe to Yuji Imamura, Maki Asakawa and Shang Shang Typhoon. He's also been a long-time collaborator with Kan Mikami, appearing on Kan's Bang! album in 1974.
Kan Mikami is Japan's wisest and wildest folk-poet, a surreal master of the non-sequitur blues, a worldclass howler of truth and passion. This is the duo's third album, following Shokugyo (1987) and Dereki (2007). Gatefold high-gloss papersleeve, including lyrics in Japanese and English."