Hozan Yamamoto & Yu Imai - Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku

Hozan Yamamoto & Yu Imai - Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku

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Black Vinyl Reissue

Original soundtrack to a 1979 Japanese movie. Stunning cosmic, breaks and beats-laden, funk, disco extravaganza. A special record that showcases the further depths of this wonderful musician's talents.

Though not translating perfectly into English Akuma Ga Kitarite Fue Wo Fuku, (kitarite has not been a modern expression in Japanese) roughly means 'The Devil Comes Playing The Flute'/ 'The Devil Is Coming While Blowing The Whistle' or 'Devils Flute'. It is the original soundtrack to Kôsei Saitô's 1979 mystery and suspense movie, 'Devil's Flute'. The film is based on a story by the famous author, Seishi Yokomizo, and is centred around a much-loved fictional Japanese detective, Kosuke Kindaichi. A Japanese Sherlock Holmes that has been popular for generations.

When it comes to the soundtrack and the technology of the time, Hozan Yamamoto and Yu Imai got inventive, tripped out, funked up, and experimented, creating a quirky soundtrack masterpiece that needed to be heard more outside of Japan. Differing from the more traditional Japanese music orientation of some of his other albums such as Beautiful Bamboo-Five the album showcases a number of genres, from lush atmospheric incidental music to disco and funk grooves, experimental nuggets, drum and flute workouts, to neo-classical and more.