Stomu Yamash'ta's ultra-rare cult release is a deep, cosmic, at time ambient performance recorded live and featuring two other Japanese legends: Takehisa Kosugi from the Taj-Mahal Travellers and jazz pianist Masahiko Satoh. Recorded live at Yamaha Hall in Tokyo on April 18, 1971, the all-night concert was recorded in front of an invite-only audience consisting of friends and musicians. It starts with Kosugi's distinctive electric violin and develops into a deep, spiritual free form conversation between the four musicians, giving them all the space, they need to freely improvise and interact with each other, mixing electronics, percussion, electric organ and shamizen without ever clashing. The interaction alternates between quiet, tranquil Eastern meditations and more paced parts, fuelled by Yamash'ta's extraordinary percussion playing. Yamash'ta never reached the creativity heard in 'Sunrise From West Sea' again.
1. Sunrise from West Sea Part 1 - Yamash'Ta & The Horizon
2. Sunrise from West Sea Part 2 - Yamash'Ta & The Horizon
Year of Production: 1971