Sonntag, Oktober 08, 2006

Japanese Avantgarde/Wave, MP3 @ 224

Rice Music is Masami Tsuchiya's (ex-Ippu Do) debut solo album.
A multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass, drums,
synthesizers, percussion, koto, yokin and sings on this album.
The cover might be misleading because Masami is male.
(In a stewardess costume ?) But anyway this kind of look wasn't
strange in the 80's. Just remember David Sylvian's Wave band
"Japan" whose members Mick Karn (bass) and Steve Jansen (drums)
appear as guest musicians on this record. Just as Bill Nelson
(guitars) and Percy Jones (bass). Also remarkable: a young Ryuichi
Sakamoto performing all instruments (besides the guitars, which
is played by Masami himself) on the track "Kafka".
This album has lots of traditional Japanese elements mixed with
The lyrics are mainly in Japanese, but also some english passages
or even songs.
Oh and Masami Tsuchiya is not to be confused with the person of
the same name, who was sentenced to death due his role in the Sarin
gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995.
Masami Tsuchiya


Anonymous Anonym said...

thank you very much for this beautiful album. Have you anymore
from jap. musicians?
Have a nice day!


7:15 AM  
Blogger Art Rock said...

Good to see you're back! Thanks for posting these rarities.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous Dani said...

Aw, I was too late!! D:

Please, can you put this back up??

6:57 PM  

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