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Happy Family
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Happy Family are a Japanese instrumental quartet formed in 1987 who released two albums. The eponymous (1995) first saw them adopt a zeuhlesque sound that calls to mind Eider Stellaire, but which dabbles in avant-garde progressive rock as well. Influences ranged from Magma to Univers Zero, with eclectic, furious passages that may sound similar to King Crimson or Frank Zappa. The band reunited in 2013.
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Happy Family — Minimal Gods Happy Family — Minimal Gods
(Cuneiform Rune 393, 2014, CD)
Happy Family — Toscco Happy Family — Toscco
(Cuneiform Rune 93, 1997, CD)
Happy Family — Happy Family Happy Family — Happy Family
(Cuneiform Rune 73, 1995, CD)
Various Artists — Unsettled Scores Various Artists — Unsettled Scores
(Cuneiform Rune 75/76, 1995, 2CD)
Happy Family —  Happy Family — "Flying Spirit Dance" Live
((Not on label) no#, 1994, MC)
Happy Family — Live at Silver Elephant Happy Family — Live at Silver Elephant
((Not on label) *, 1993, MC)

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