Japan has had a very prolific fusion scene over the decades and Prism may well have been the starting point for it all. Early on the band is led by guitarists Akira Wada and Katsutoshi Morizono (formerly of Yonin Bayashi). There are some smooth parts that crop up but overall their music fits spot on in the fusion realm and would be right up the alley of any Brand X or Return To Forever fan.
This is a SHM-CD from Japan. What makes this a big deal is a special manufacturing process which is supposed to allow a playback unit's laser read the data more precisely. Does it make a difference? Jury is out but they are popular.
"A good start for Prism. The album kicks off with Morning Light, a soft and nice piece, nothing special. The second track is one of the best on the album, Cycling is more in vein with Prism' later releases and brings Watanabes bass more to the attention of the listener. Dancing Moon is more funky and quirky but also brings the saxophone into the picture. By this point it's clear that Prism consists of very talented musicians, one being actually a former member of the legendary progressive rock band Yonin Bayashi Love Me is not a very good track, not only because of the singing which isn't too enjoyable but it's not really poor, not just as good as the rest of the album. The last tracks are all very powerful and good tracks, especially the album ending epynomous Prism." - Jazz Music Archives