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Kizaki Ondo Preservation Society / Clark Naito - Kizaki Ondo

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Kizaki Ondo is a japanese folk song steeped in tradition and performed annually in Nitta Kizaki town.

This record captures two jaw-dropping recordings from 1980 & 1981 - vocal & instrumental.

"Played annually by local performers at the Bon-Odori traditional summer dance festival, it features unabashed lyrics about prostitution along with a rhythmic drive sure to appeal to fans of contemporary electronic genres as well as aficionados of traditional musics. The first track is a wildly echoing vocal version recorded in 1980, redolent of humid summer nights; the second track, recorded in 1981, is an instrumental version, both by the Kizaki Ondo Preservation Society. The other two tracks are extensions of tradition, with Tokyo-based producer Clark Naito’s 2018 revisions of “Kizaki Ondo”, providing trap-inspired interpretations, with a vocal version using the original lyrics, along with a sweet instrumental take."

For us, it's all about that thunderous drum march on here. It sounds so packed with energy, like it’s bursting at the seams of the reel to reel it would’ve been recorded onto. Live recordings can be hit & miss, but when it’s done right, then it’s pretty unbeatable.

Check it, it’s a real secret weapon if you ask us!!


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Clark Naito - Kizaki Ondo

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