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OSAMU KITAJIMA

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    OSAMU KITAJIMA

    Benzaiten

    Worldmusic und Ethno-Sounds treffen auf Progressive- und Psychrock.Auf „Benzaiten“ vermengen Osamu Kitajima und seine Mitstreiter klassische japanische Klänge mit Percussion, rockigen Gitarren und Electronics . So ähnlich hätte es sich wohl angehört, wenn Pink-Floyd, Amon Düül II und EMBRYO gemeinsam einen Trip durch Asien unternommen hätten.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.04.2016
    Genre
    Hardrock / Metal
    Preis
    21,00 EUR
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    01.10.2019
    Genre
    Hardrock / Metal
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
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    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    01.10.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
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  • 01. Golden Mean
    02. Wild Monk
    03. Sei... Essence
    04. Where Is The Real Japan?
    05. Masterless Samurai
    06. Breath Of Night
    07. Edo Townsfolk
    08. Floating Garden
    09. Koshaku... To The Point
    10. Whoga... Grace
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    OSAMU KITAJIMA

    Masterless Samurai

    [engl] A more of world music, a more of ethno and definitely a more of progressive fusion rock approach is what marks „Masterless Samurai“, the second album by Japanese prog warrior Osamu Kitajima. He takes his vision of his country's traditional music being merged with the progressive rock and jazz music of the west even one step further, than he did with his previous albums. Excessive flute lines of Eastern origin, funky intricate grooves and fiery synthesizer eruptions are the basic ingredients for most of these impressive instrumental downhill. The fusion share in this sound is strong and still all the exotic elements from Japanese classic music pull each song far out of the mass of similar acts emerging in the late 70s. Now we leave behind the PINK FLOYD comparison and go for the Canterbury jazzrock scene with CARAVAN and SOFT MACHINE as leading figures and Osamu Kitajima definitely fit in between these giants due to his creativity and manifesting vision of a progressive world rock music. Don't take the rock element as utterly physical heaviness. The album rocks but in a more delicate way. The sparkling lines of the electric piano can tell where this record goes. And even a rather gentle tune like the instrumental ballad „Floating garden“ shows a wicked and progressive edge with expressive sax runs, cool twists and turns despite the all in all relaxed atmosphere.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    01.10.2019
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
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  • 01. Sui-In
    02. Frost Flowers
    03. Hear The Rain, See It Fall
    04. Endless Steps
    05. Yesterday And Karma
    06. Purple Hills And Crystal Stream
    07. Elemental Spirits
    08Fur, Fin And Feather
    09. Sui-Yo
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    OSAMU KITAJIMA

    Osamu (1977)

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    This is the third album by Osamu Kitajima, one of Japan's most prolific artists from the ethno rock, world music and progressive department. You can certainly not divide all the mentioned stylistic aspects from each other for they were all incorporated in a homogenious sound and complex arrangements. It is the same with his other albums like „Benzaiten“ and or his fourth „Masterless Samurai“; traditional Japanese music meets Western jazzrock and progressive sounds to form a new style unheard by most people in Western countries at the time. Osamu Kitajima easily plays with elements of reggae and funk, fusion jazz and colorful pop while staying true to his Japanese roots with bits and pieces of traditional melodies and the use of old Asiatic instruments. The Japanese influence makes this music uniqe and still it gets as close to Western rock and pop sounds as it could. An adventurous journey through the world from East Asia to West Africa and to the steaming metropolises of the UK and USA is your reward when you put this perfectly produced album onto your turntable. The former PINK FLOYD comparison coming with „Benzaiten“ is not totally out of place with this selftitled 1977 album here but there is much more latitude in the allover style. Osamu Kitajima gathers a few well talented musicians around him on this record despite playing and arranging most of the instrumental passages himself.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    10.07.2018
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    20,00 EUR
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    01.10.2019
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
    Preis
    13,50 EUR
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