Special Sounds Series V.3: Pathetique
Label: Holy Basil Records
Catalog: HBR 019LP
"Holy Basil continues the reissue series of Shigeo Sekito's iconic Special Sound series with its third instalment, Pathétique, a mesmerizing musical journey crafted by the visionary Japanese musician Shigeo Sekito. Released in the 1970s, this album stands as a testament to Sekito's innovative genius and his ability to seamlessly blend genres, resulting in a captivating and groundbreaking sonic experience. Pathétique showcases Sekito's masterful fusion of jazz, funk, and electronic elements, creating a unique and otherworldly soundscape that transports listeners to a realm of musical exploration. The album features a series of compositions that are not only technically impressive but also emotionally resonant, evoking a range of feelings from nostalgia to euphoria. The album's title, Pathétique, is a nod to Tchaikovsky's renowned Pathétique Symphony, and it hints at the emotional depth and complexity found within the music. Sekito's virtuosity on various instruments, including keyboards, synthesizers, and guitar, is on full display throughout the album, as he weaves intricate melodies and harmonies that take listeners on a sonic adventure."