V.A. - MATSURI. A COLLECTION OF WORKS BY JAPANESE CANADIAN MUSICIANS AND COMPOSERS (CD)


"The 2003 Powell Street Festival saw the launch of Matsuri, a diverse and eclectic CD collection of works by Japanese Canadian musicians, plus an exclusive live track by Japanese artist Noriko Tujiko. The CD spans every genre, from Ramones-style garage pop to indie rock to folk to ambient electronic to world beat to abstract noise. The participating artists have either performed at the Festival in the past, or hope to in the future. Song influences range from the traditional (as in Takeo Yamashiro's magnificent shakuhachi [flute] piece which opens the CD); to the contemporary (as in the Riff Randells' hit pop punk song Lethal Lipgloss, or Mitchell Akiyama's gorgeous, ambient piece and sun into dust); to category-defying (Sawagi Taiko's Bar Doors combines taiko drumming, blues bass, and spoken word; Nishihara & Kage use taiko and piano to reinterpret classical piano repertoire); to chaos (Masa Anzai, the token John Zorn-inspired artist (think his Filmworks series), gives us a sick and twisted noise piece which he claims is the only song he's written that represents his Japanese identity. Go figure.)" special offer for a limited time!
in stock | CA| 2003| POWELL STREET | 4.90


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