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Uganda

Uganda

Uganda


Uganda is a product of Japanese musician Akira Ishikawa and the Count Buffalo backing band. Uganda – Afurikan Rokku No Yoake originally saw the light of day on february 5th, 1972 on Toshiba records as part of their 4 Channel Q.M. Sound series but quickly sank into the depths obscurity, making that only a handful of copies were actually sold while the remaining stock was withdrawn due to very depressing sales and eventually melted down and destroyed. Read more on Last.fm
Uganda is a product of Japanese musician Akira Ishikawa and the Count Buffalo backing band. Uganda – Afurikan Rokku No Yoake originally saw the light of day on february 5th, 1972 on Toshiba records as part of their 4 Channel Q.M. Sound series but quickly sank into the depths obscurity, making that only a handful of copies were actually sold while the remaining stock was withdrawn due to very depressing sales and eventually melted down and destroyed. The disc remained a well kept secret for all these years and only a small circle of die-hard music lovers have ever seen an actual original copy, making it these days one of the most treasured and hunted down japanese rock artifacts.

Akira Ishikawa (drummer/composer) went to Africa to study music from the African Masia tribe...and smoke grass. Back in Japan he recorded this album in quadraphonic sound together with Kimio Mitzutani and some other guys called Count Buffalo. Kimio Mizutani, who played a true distorted wah-wah fest, is backed by tribal African rhythm. Acouple of years ago a bootleg LP edition of the Uganda LP came out, sadly sounding quite mediocre but nevertheless rejuvenating a new awareness for the album. Still rumors as to who were the actual performers on the album floated around freely since the group was simply listed as Count Buffalo with no detailed breakdown of who actually played on the album, and as a result there has been much fevered speculation over the years.

Therefore, Tiliqua records thought it wise to release this sonic gem properly, hunt down the license, unraveled the legal entanglements, acquired access to the original mastertapes and subsequently also taking on the quest to track down the actual players involved. So now, with this fully authorized reissue we can finally reveal the full line-up or the key players involved and add some insight into the record's background thanks to the kind participation of Uganda's composer Mr. Muraoka Takeru. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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