YAMA NO KYOKU

Mountain Tune – Triad
From Mountain Tune – Bolero 
Released on King Records, 1985, Japan

A few months ago, we uploaded a smooth disco jam by Masanori Sasaji, a keyboardist who worked on many classic Japanese albums including Mariah‘s Utakata No Hibi and Yasuaki Shimizu‘s Kakashi. He’s now back on OYT with a one-shot band, Mountain Tune, in witch he played, alongside Takayoshi Umeno, who played for a while with Water melon Group and Yasuhiro Abe.

Most of the tracks on Bolero are instrumental « covers » from both classic (Ravel‘s Bolero) and pop repertoire, and so is Triad. Composed by David Crosby in the late 1960’s, the song was played by major american rock & folk acts such as Crosby, Still, Nash & Young and Jefferson Airplane, but Mountain Tune‘s interpretation of the song truly adds a timeless side to it.

The aim of Mountain Tune was to explore the possibilities of sample-based music and no instruments were used appart from keyboards, drum machines and Emulator I & II, so don’t look for the name of the guitarist on Triad, there is none ! Triad is nevertheless an uplifting  and highly meditative digital folk song,  as classy as Sasaji‘s work can be…

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