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This is a reissue record released by Okinawan musician Kohjun from EM Records in Osaka in August 2023. (Original was released in 8) Below is a commentary by the label. "Ryukyu electronic salon music entrusted with the image of "peaceful Asia".The first LP release to celebrate the 1993th anniversary of the release of this one-of-a-kind masterpiece "Underwater Garden" (1993).We will add bonus songs.Kojun Kokuba, an Okinawan musician, has been involved with numerous bands since the 30s and is known as the "Kojun behind the scenes". Known to some for creatingThe production of "Underwater Garden" was started with the intention of creating "BGM" with the image of "peaceful Asia" inspired by the trading era of the Ryukyu dynasty, but due to the unexpected formation of a concert band (later the six members). Production suspended.After that, the band disbanded and the project was scrapped, but he waited for the opportunity and completed this work in 70. "Underwater Garden" has its roots in Okinawa, but is also widely influenced by Asian music, layering and modifying phrases derived from traditional musical scales from various parts of Asia, and eliminating typical Western chord harmonies. The point has great features.Using electronic instruments and multi-tracks, his experiments in accumulating melodies in what he calls "stacking lines" seem to aim to spread new energy from Okinawa to the Asian world.A unique mixture of freshness and wonder, fun and sensuality, the sound seems to be the result of a bundle of Asian scales.He makes full use of synths and drum machines to create a comfortable and distinctive rhythm, but it is not for the dance floor, but for the image of electronic salon music as "BGM = light music" that makes full use of technology.Kokuba's "peaceful Asia" is an image of the activities of East Asia and Southeast Asia before the early modern period when maritime trade prospered. He envisions it as being greeted with a new 'pop'. *Note: Six members were scheduled to make their world debut as Ryuichi Sakamoto's labelmates, produced by Bill Laswell, but due to a series of bad luck, they were disbanded. " Click here to see more EM Records releases /// Click here to see more EM Records releases...
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This work features the Tohoku folk song Nanyatoyara. Comes with a 20 page booklet. Below is an explanation by the label. "Yuyou Sanzan x M Records restart! It's finally Tohoku! The 5th installment of the folk song excavation series supervised by Yauyo Sanzan is a vertical bombing Bon dance tune for the floor, DROP ``Nanya Toyara'' from Ninohe City in the northern part of Iwate Prefecture!! I didn't know that the "current tense" of Bon Odori songs was so dangerous!!! Since 2019, when the coronavirus was rampant, folk song preservation societies in various places have stopped their activities and have stopped performing and practicing at Bon Odori and recitals. Even the meeting was forced to be cancelled. Along with this, we were forced to suspend the release of the folk song excavation of Yauyo x M. By sticking to the folk songs of the ``now,'' they had no choice but to stop releasing songs during the coronavirus pandemic, when singing stopped. In 2024, the situation gradually improved, and our release plan, which we had been working on even before the coronavirus, finally came to fruition. "Nanya Toyara", which will be released this time, is said to be the oldest Bon dance in Tohoku, widely passed down in the area that straddles the northern part of Iwate Prefecture and the former Nanbu domain territory of Aomori. This tranquil Bon dance, which repeats the single phrase ``nanya toyara'' over and over again, is known as the ``mystery song,'' and there are various theories about its origin. The most famous one is the ``Hebrew theory,'' which is said to be associated with the legend of Christ's tomb, but its origin is unknown. There are many Bon dance songs and work songs in the lineage of this song, such as ``Tanabe Oshimako,'' ``Torajosama,'' ``Tenma Miyoko,'' and even the Hokkaido representative folk song, ``Donan Bon Uta.'' It can be said to be one of the foundations of folk songs. This work includes three versions of "Nanyatoyara" recorded by the Ninohe City Nanyatoyara Preservation Society, which is active in Ninohe City, northern Iwate Prefecture: 2002 recording, 2015 recording, and 2023 recording. The overwhelming tension of the scene-specific version blows away the exoticism that has been associated with this song as a ``mysterious song.'' The lyrics are improvised and connected to the drums like a vertical bombing, making it an extremely dangerous song. Although calling itself a "preservation society," the Ninohe City Nanyatoyara Preservation Society, which is vigorously patting (improving and developing) Nanyatoyara into its modern form, has broken the stereotype that "folk songs = old stories" and restarted after overcoming the coronavirus pandemic. It is appropriate to be the first in the series of excavating traditional folk songs and M folk songs. This is the sound of the scene! Note: In this work, it is written as "Nanya Toyara", but it may also be written as "Nanya Doyara". " Tobirecs3 · M6_NANYATOYARA_H3 Click here for other works from the label /// Click here to see more...
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This is a reissue record of Osaka's rhythm ensemble goat. Contains 5 songs.Click here for label and other works /// Click here to see more EM Records releases available at Tobira. ---------------------- 12" black...
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