Former member of Japanese folk band Itsutsu No Akai Fuusen (5 Red Balloons), this was Takashi Nishioka's first solo album from 1973, some lovely tunes with psychedelic touches and a couple of minimal home recordings.
Review from Othermusic.com: Takashi Nishioka's Manin No Ki is surely one of the finest psych-folk singer-songwriter albums I've heard; if it weren't for the fact that it's sung in Japanese it'd probably already be in your collection. Nishioka has had a long and artistically successful and varied career of enough stature that he's been afforded a five-CD box set in Japan. He first came to public attention in the '60s as a member of Five Red Balloons, a group whose music was indebted in great part to the
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