Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Phew • Finale / Urahara

1st solo recording by Phew (Hiromi Moritani), formerly of no-wave group Aunt Sally, on the essential Pass Records label (PAS-203). Ryuichi Sakamoto, helming the mix, does brilliant work here, especially on the fractured "Urahara", replete with discordant piano, plink-plonk synthwork (reminiscent of his B-2 Unit LP), and Phew's inimitable deadpan chant. No doubt this is what caught the ear of Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit, who would later join her on her follow-up LP.

1. 終曲 Finale (3:30)
2. うらはら Urahara (4:32)

Phew • vocal, voice, noise
Ryuichi Sakamoto • drums, piano, voice, Prophet Five, Arp Odyssey, MC 8

Recorded and mixed at Sound City Studio in Tokyo 
Produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto

Label: Pass Records
Catalog#: PAS-203
Format: 320
Country: Japan
Released: 1980
Genre: Rock
Style: Art Rock, Experimental

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