When we first approached the band about this classic album, our first question was: why does the recording is so flat on the vinyl? Kawabata promptly explained: "I remember we were very disappointed when we first listened to this double LP back then. The American mastering engineer, who works for many famous companies in LA said that it was impossible to master it for the vinyl format because the sounds were too heavy... When I and Tsuyama listened to our master last night (for the first time in nearly 10 years!) we were blown away and totally surprised! The music is really good, much better than we remembered and imagined.