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by Happy Family

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Truly killer avant-garde rock bands all know the recipe for greatness: Two parts skill and discipline, one part inspired lunacy. Happy Family filter their skill through their collective madness, and emerge with something utterly unique.

Toscco is the much anticipated 2nd release from Japan's premier Zeuhl smokers. Still an instrumental quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass & drums, the years of work & playing since their 1st release have given them even more confidence & a more "gritty" sound. The addition of new guitarist Takahiro Izutani has also notched up the energy level. He's also a fine songwriter, & has contributed a new slant to their sound. This is a big step forward from their much appreciated first.

"Monster Japanese Zeuhl; the spirit of Magma, Unives Zero, Weidorje and King Crimson locked together in a furious fusion..."

"Happy Family are one of the best Japanese bands to have played in the past decade. The group interaction is incredible..."
- Gibraltar Vol 4, #47

"Toscco is yet another miraculous progression on the frantic rock and prog Happy Family is so adept at constructing...The fact that this stands as a large improvement over the already brilliant album which preceded Toscco is nothing short of amazing."
- AllMusic


released September 16, 1997

Kenichi Morimoto : keyboards
Takahiro Izutani : guitar
Tatsuya Miyano : bass
Keiichi Nagase : drums

Recorded at Bazooka Studio, Tokyo, Japan.


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