Pick Up Review
The DrummersDRUM TAOAwesome
So happy to be able to get drum tao dvd outside of Japan. Received the item after of 3 days from ordering . Fast delivery
Live In Cook County Jail [Low-priced Edition]B.B.KingWorld is Jail for Real bluesman
The first time I heard this album at the age of 13. He conquered me. I do not even know what. With great joy I meet such a good publication. I still love this release. I recommend this time-tested harsh concert to fans of non-bucolic blues.
Ame ga AketaraHanafugetsuWhy CD Japan no have the next album
I wonder why CDJapan not available hanafugetsu next album ? I heard the next album on Spotify,is very nice to me .
Do You Ever Shine? [w/ DVD, Limited Edition]MaydayBlown away
This is the first Japanese rock album I have ever purchased and I love it, I don't have the extended version so I listen to the same 5 songs over and over again. Would love to buy more of their music even though I don't unsportsmanlike a word that they are singing. Excellent musicians.
Non, Je Ne Regrette RienYoko KishiSUPERB REISSUE OF LP'S
AMAZING SOUND, GREAT VOICE AND BEAUTIFULS ARRANGER ! KISHI YOKO SAN WAS A JAPANESE DIVA. i LOVE HER SO MUCH !
Live +1 [SHM-CD]Bob Marley & The WailersABSOLUTELY GREAT LIVE PREFORMANCE
Excellent recording from an excellent outstanding show and great band - super !!! SHM CD gives an oustanding sound timbre
Minten - TomorrowJia Peng-FangAnother masterpiece from Jia Peng Fang
I witness that Jia Peng Fang's works are slowly evolving. I remember his first albums from 90th released under Pacific Moon Records (ex. "River", "Rainbow"). They were more ethnic in tune with a variety of other traditional instruments. These ethnic tunes were masterly fused with modern tempo, yet the overall sound remained unmistakably Asian. Today I can hardly hear the Asian soul in his music. His recent albums "Moonlight", "Roman", "Holiday" and this new "Tomorrow" are becoming more and more westernized with a heavy load of classical Western sounds. Even his parts of solo Erhu there don't save them and the music remain distant far away from Asia. Personally, I like this transition, as I appreciate musicians that try to create cross-over music with an effort to popularize traditional music instruments. Even this latest alum "Tomorrow" as any previously released alums is a high quality production with beautiful orchestration and professional arrangements. The second major contributor for "Tomorrow" album is the famous japanese composer Toshiyuki Watanabe (Shenmue OST, Voice of Heaven OST).
F.L.O.R.I.S.T [CD+DVD]LOVEHOLICUn album plein de rythme et de douceur
Tres bon album agreable a ecouter, tout en douceur, mais qui sait garder un bon rythme. Je le recommande a tous.
DragonJake ShimabukuroJake Shimabukuro's strongest work yet
Jake Shimabukuro's "Dragon", in my opinion, is his strongest piece of work to date. His previous releases are all great and showcase Jake's versatility as an instrumentalist. With "Dragon", Jake takes his chops and songwriting skills to a new level. This also marks Jake's debut as a producer and the result is nothing short of excellent. Jake wastes no time in this CD when it comes to shredding. The opening track "Shake it up" starts with amazing tremolo picking ala Eddie Van Halen and goes into a latin/rock feel. The title track features Jake using tapping techniques to extend chords that create a sophisticated and haunting melody. "3rd Stream" is another song which features Jake's amazing fast picking technique but more in the vein of Al DiMeola or Yngwie Malmsteen. "2 B Organic" is a gem of a ballad which appears only on the Japanese release of "Dragon". "Me and Shirley T" is a cheerful and inspired upbeat piece. The rest of the CD is equally mesmerizing.
Horai no Shirabeting tingHorai no Shirabe
Make a note of her name! Ting Ting is an artist to watch in the future. She is chinese but now she lives in Japan. She sings and plays biwa (pipa), a stringed instrument which is related to the european lute. It is a solo instrument in chinese music with a very distinct sound and tremendous expressive power. "Horai no Shirabe" is Ting Ting's first album. There are 9 songs on the CD. In my opinion, the songs communicates very well with the listener from a western cultural background and offers a unique experience and insight into asian music. Ting Ting's voice and the expressive power of the biwa transcends all cultural divides and the beauty of her songs are bound to touch your heart.
Eurasia no Hanating tingEurasia no Hana
It is not always easy to enjoy music across cultural barriers. Sure, to the daring listener, there are treasures to be found. But it is still required that you go searching on your own. Then, how wonderful it would be if an artist would make that journey for you? Ting Ting is that artist. With her album "Eurasia no Hana" she reaches out her hand to be your guide into the world of the biwa (pipa). It is her 2nd album, the title translates to "A flower in Eurasia". There are 11 songs on the CD, each of which feature the biwa as a solo instrument in different musical settings on a journey to another level, elevated above and beyond cultural barriers. As a listener the only thing I have to do is to open up my heart and follow.