佐井好子 - 胎児の夢
胎児の夢 is an album by 佐井好子. 佐井好子 has been a favorite of mine for years, so i'm not sure why i haven't posted anything by her yet. as far as i'm concerned, this woman is the apex of 1960/70s jap folk/prog-rock. she's everything about the genre that i love, cranked up to 10. her voice is like silk gloves stroking my ear/dick (?). absolutely luscious delivery of every word that comes out of her mouth.
besides her incredible crooning, the music itself is also wondrous. the first track opens up with a somber piano (accompanied by . . . castanets? and bongo drums). after that, though, the piano is replaced by spanish guitar and yoshiko's masterful crooning. it sends shivers down my fucking spine. absolutely epic.
the second track is a much more humble piece. gentle guitar strumming accompanied by a harp and bells. the combination of the first two tracks gives you a good example of what's to come.
my favorite track on the album is easily 青いガラス玉. it's such a tragic track, but still as epic as any of the other songs on the album. everything about the track feels so brooding.