Friday, 7 December 2018

OJP032 : Wananabani-en / Sugai!


Cover art by Tadashi Kumada



OJP032 : Wananabani-en / Sugai!

Second release from this avant-garde Japanese band (see also OJP003). 

Based in Tokyo, it's mainly up to their drummer Tadashi and hand-made ribbon Yuichi to compose the songs. A lot of rhythm and two basses makes the base while Yuchi add his typical playing. The result is ...well Japanese sounding, with various touches of after rock, post-rock, prog-rock, fun-rock, funk-rock and banana-rock! Just Go for it, it's SUGAI!!!

Yuichi, Tadashi, ALI and Yukiya

Back cover of their Japanese cd:



Digital release on the 7th of December 2018.

Track listing:

1: Matching
2: Kara-Age
3: Red Banana
4: Giant & Dwarf
5: Such a Niche
6: Asuka
7: Rice Ball Vendor

Thursday, 6 December 2018

James Brandon Lewis - Chad Taylor : #8 best jazz album 2018!!!



Best jazz albums of 2018:



8. James Brandon Lewis/Chad Taylor, ‘Radiant Imprints’ 
On this duo album, James Brandon Lewis honors John Coltrane by isolating parts of his compositions, diving into the source material with strident, ennobled conviction. Whether charging on the drum set or playing the hypnotic mbira, Chad Taylor knows where to find Mr. Lewis at his best.
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So if you still missed this masterpiece, just check again the album here!!!