Monday, 16 June 2014

Kaiten (Ningen Gyorai) (Happy Family, 1995)

What if King Crimson were born in Japan? And if they had met Magma, too? Well, listen to this instrumental track if you're looking for an answer. And be prepared to something both old and new, heavy and sensitive, dark and bright. It is difficult indeed to describe such a changing music, including so many interesting ideas and moods. Sure, the track attack reminds me of Robert Fripp's solutions, but then this Japanese band goes further and further, inventing tricky interplays and almost jazzy passages.

Happy Family only released two albums in 1995 and 1997.
 
Still, their music isn't a puzzling experiment: this is actually good, enjoyable rock music, as creative as prog should be. Not a mellow song, this 8:42 minutes "Kaiten (Ningen Gyorai)" comes from Happy Family's self titled first album and fills the space around me with flashes and colours, spinning planets and secret feelings. Chapeau!