Ishu Kayoko, Kiyoshi Yamaya & Neo Romanesque Sounds - Scat Elegans (Japan 1969-70) MP3/Flac

Ishu Kayoko, Kiyoshi Yamaya & Neo Romanesque Sounds - Scat Elegans (Japan 1969-70)
Ishu Kayoko, Kiyoshi Yamaya & Neo Romanesque Sounds - Scat Elegans (Jap 1969-70, Philips FS-8048)



Fantastic early 1970 female scat album. The whole album is centered around the erotic and
ethereal scat vocals and one syllable utterings of Ishu Kayoko, underscored by Yamaya Kiyoshi &
Neo Romanesque Sounds outfit that has in its ranks Sato Masahiko!. It is an aural adventure into
the sonic realms of sophisticated female scat vocals, underscored by baroque and soft pop psych
sounds, elevating you towards the heights of the pink brothel parlors and striptease joints of
late sixties Tokyo Asakusa district. Lush and plush feathered boas get wrapped around your ears,
while bare-tittie oriental beauties go down on you in a slow motion lap dance that seams to go
on for ages. B-movie cinematesque in its execution, quivering with lust and a pink parlor like
aesthetic, “Scat Elegans” is ear candy for safe sex practitioners, balancing between sleaze,
safe erotic stimuli, lounge jazz dwellings, dimly lit cocktail party that slowly unfolds itself
into deep night soft jazzy waters. Ishu Kayoko’s scat is compellingly warm, well balanced and
hypnotic in some places and a true pleasure to immerse yourself in. She tackles sin a non-
syllabic mode some cover tunes such as “Vivre La Nuit”, “Scarborough Fair”, “Man and a Woman”,
“Whiter Shade of Pale” and even “The Fool on the Hill” amongst others. Although the initial
setting is loungey and cocktail-ish, the musical interludes between her mumblings however gives
some dynamic range to the backing musicians to roam a bit free and spike up the overall
atmosphere even more with pink fluffy clouds – be it in a structured way – such as Sato
Masahiko’s backing runs who are breathtaking and carry the whole affair to the next level,
infusing the whole with a faint renegade like whim of evaporated coke clouds on the horizon,
surmounting the mere cocktail lounge setting of Yamaya, only to elevate Kayoko’s scat
vocalizations towards the next level of perception. So the band and the female singer merge
wonderfully well, her voice is warm, soothing and is gifted with that late night laid back feel.
Truly wonderful album that hasn’t left my turntable in between the heavy psych and avant-garde
sessions, bringing in an oasis of flowering beauty and simplicity that sounds oddly normality
but succeeds in transcending it nevertheless by steering straight into blissful modal
atmospheres. Makes you realize how much beauty a simple song reignited and rejuvenated through
mere female scat excursions can contain, without embarking into testosterone infected macho
bravura. So while enjoying this gem, it transports me instantly towards a lush sofa somewhere
in a dimly lit cozy hotel lounge on the Ginza strip while enjoying a brandy, a good Cuban cigar
and an expensive scarcely clothed call girl with a feathered boa entwined around her neck by my
side, stirring my sentiments up towards that next level of unbridled lust.
Blissful in every way. Highly recommended if you are attuned to the finer pleasures in life and
love female nibblings and mumblings close to your earlobe. I know I do…since…no that would lead
me to far, just ask my wife for the details of this when you have a chance to meet her in
another life. Extremely hard to get in such a nice nick as this copy here. For lovers of female
vocalization aesthetics, scat excursions and cocktail lounge decadence.
~ By Tiliqua records.

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