пятница, 21 января 2011 г.

Regent Slim


Tokyo's post-rock band 2nd mini-album. guitar × 2 + bass + drums + keyboard from it's previous work in organizing this guitar is like a rose. As the title sounds like a texture of the metal.

Sphere



Taishi Kamiya



Taishi Kamiya is a sound artist and a developer of sounding devices born in Sapporo.
He plays the soprano saxophone and processes saxophone sound and field recording sound in real time to create his music.
Also, he is interested in the site-specific characteristics of sounds. He pursues a moment in which sounds become music through his performances at various locations, such as temple and snow field, and composition of his installation works in which he creates unknown acoustic space by coordinating these site-specific sounds.

Nano Machine



Boroboro ni Natta Hito e is the newest release from nanomachine in 4 years.
This mini-album is a conceptual album where the band tried to envision what the
book by Lily Frank, "Boroboro ni Natta Hito e" would sound like if it was made
into music. It's a literary musical masterpiece. This collaboration contains
five songs with Japanese lyrics and a collage of sounds. This is a fantastic
release with a wide variety and strikes the perfect chord of a mix between rock
and minimal techno.

Yawning


Yawning is a solo project of the guitarist of Gargle.
I try to describe my own feelings such as sadness, relations, despair and a little hope through music such as called ambient, minimal, down-tempo and post-classical with piano, guitar and some string sounds.

update: 2010 - Noah

Ark Sano



Since the sensational debut as the pianist of straight-ahead jazz band Black/Note, Ark Sano continuously maintains the reputation of one of the top pianists on the jazz scene. Beside four albums, including “Jungle Music” on Columbia and “Nothin’ But Swing” on Impulse with Black/Note, he has appeared numerous recordings in variety of genre. His latest release and second leader/trio album “In Storm, In Breeze” is receiving rage reviews worldwide. While he has appeared on live TV and radio shows nationally, Ark’s abundant performing experience also extends to major European Jazz festivals such as; North Sea, JVC, Montreal, Monterey, Victoria, and the Umbria Jazz festival.

понедельник, 15 ноября 2010 г.

miimi



Formed in 2002, [[Miimi]] doesn't have a bassist and uses an interesting combination of 3 guitarists. Miimi offers vivid, pronounced riffs and a sound that couples this bands innocent yet sorrowful outlook on life and a feeling that has been described as "suspension in midair like a pale light floating in a quivering womb." Their live performances boast a specialty for intense performances and heavy acoustic pressure. The band also has an intense DIY (Do it Yourself) mentality that pervades into the recording of the album all the way to the artist photo's and album artwork. Masa, baritone guitar, is also the bassist for te' , which has received rave reviews even outside of Japan.