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A Paragon of Beauty

A Paragon of Beauty

(Art Union, ISIS-0110) (CD)

  1. Façade (0:45)
  2. General in Exile (4:39)
  3. Well Dressed and Stand Straight in a Progressing Boat (4:59)
  4. I Think I Love You Very Much (1:50)
  5. ...And the Sun... (12:26)
  6. Jazz in the Assembly Line (3:27)
  7. I Am Not a Rule Breaker (5:36)
  8. She Wouldn't Wear Pink (2:13)
  9. Gum Boat Marathon (4:07)

All composed by Toshimaru Nakamura

A Paragon of Beauty:
Toshimaru Nakamura: guitar, synthesizer, programming
Masaki Shimizu: fretless bass, stick
Ryo Kato: drums
Junji Hirose: tenor sax, self-made noise machine
Nao Takeuchi: tenor sax, soprano sax, flute

Torsten Rasch: piano, sampler
Kiki: voice
Martin Bisi: voice

Recorded by Naoaki Kose at Earth Studio in Tokyo, by Shigeru Yasuraoka at Kyoya Studio in Tokyo, and by Martin Bisi at B.C. Studio in New York
Mixed by Matrin Bisi at B.C. Studio in New York
Mastered by Tom Meyer at Master and Servant in Hamburg
Produced by Toshimaru Nakamura

Photography: Tomonari Shoji, Saeko Ohashi, and Yoshie Kaga
Art direction and design: Toshimaru Nakamura

Released 1995