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Ondekoza Collection (6 SACDs Box Set)

ONDEKOZA

Ondekoza Collection (6 SACDs Box Set)

Ref: FSD6694


Price: 189.99

Single layer SACDs (not compatible with regular CD players) remastered versions of six Ondekoza albums. Ondekoza are the original taiko drummers group, the forerunners of Kodo, founded by Tagayasu Den.

1. Za Ondekoza (1976)

1. Odaiko 2. Ajikan 3. Tsugarujamisen 4. Yataibayashi

2. New (1989)

1. Ondekobayashi 2. Hachijo 3. Shimauta Gensokyoku 4. Battle SHip Yamato 5. Komoriuta 6. Yataibayashi

3. Legend (1994)

1. Odaiko 2. Mikuni Gensokyoku 3. Itsuki no Komoriuta 4. Yataibayashi 5. Chindonya 6. Utsu Hachijo

4. Fujiyama (1997)

1. Ondekobayashi 2. Yumigahama 3. Fujiyama 4. Hana ya Koyoi no 5. Mikuni 6. Toto 7. Aun-Jamisen 8. Myoan 9. Monochrome II

5. Doto Banri (1998)

1. Toto 2. Monochrome II 3. Hi no Mai 4. Sakiyama Bushi 5. Yuki no Ashita 6. Doto Banri

6. Kyoten Dochi (2004).

1. Taiyo no Uma 2. Kyoten Dochi 3. Ondekobayashi '04- Chikurai 4. Iru I Taketoihime II Tsukie 5. Yataibayashi '04 Soten 6. Kurenai Hachijo 7. Inori-Odaiko 8. Kawaki no Umi Part IV


Pictures at an Exhibition - Ultimate Edition (SACD Hybrid)

TOMITA

Pictures at an Exhibition - Ultimate Edition (SACD Hybrid)

Ref: FSD6454


Price: 24.99

Originally released in 1975, follow up to Snowflakes are Dancing. Versions of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. Carefully and painstakingly constructed with a bigger sound than before. Comes with bonus track of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade and J.S. Bach's The Sea Named Solaris.

1- 11, Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky) Bonus tracks 12. Scheherazade (Rimsky Korsakov) 13. The Sea Named Solaris (JS Bach)



Symphony Ihatov (SACD Hybrid)

TOMITA

Symphony Ihatov (SACD Hybrid)

Ref: FSD6167


Price: 26.99

Live recording from 23rd November 2012 at Tokyo Opera City Hall of Tomita's latest orchestral work ( Ihatov is a fictional place created by poet/author Kenji Miyazawa derived from his native Iwate prefecture). Featuring about 300 musicians; The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, a chamber chorus, a junior high school choir, and lead 'vocaloid' by digital female star Hatsune Miku, a synthesizer application who appears as an animated projection. Behind this extraordinary spectacle was Isao Tomita, who composed the symphony and cleverly incorporated the vocaloid into an orchestral work for the first time. Now 80 years old, Orchestra Ihatov has been billed as Tomita's magnum opus, expressing the 'psychedelic' and colourful world of Miyazawa's literature, that Tomita has been a fan of since he was a child. The two worlds of Tomita, the orchestral and electronic combining with spectacular results.The production received much critical acclaim and is now released as an SACD Hybrid. 9 tracks.(4.0chSACD/2chSACD/2chCD) Naoto Otomo- Conductor, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Hatsune Miku- Virtual Singer, performed by Motokazu Shinoda, Ikuo Kakehashi- percussion, Wagner Society Male Choir & OB Choir Keio University, University of the Sacred Heart Glee - conductor Kenta Shimogawara, Symphony Hills Boys & Girls Chorus.

1. Iwate San no Owashi (Taneyamagahara no Bokka) 2. Kenbai - Hoshimeguri no Uta 3. Chumon no Ooi Ryouriten 4. Kaze no Matasaburou 5. Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru 6. Ame Nimo Makezu 7. Iwate San no Owashi (Taneyamagahara no Bokka) 8. Ribbon no Kishi (Encore) 9. Aoi Chikyuu wa Dare no Mono (Encore)



Clair de Lune- Ultimate Edition (SACD Hybrid) (Snowflakes are Dancing) SACD Hybrid: 2ch CD/2ch SACD/4.0ch SACD Surround + CD Extra

TOMITA

Clair de Lune- Ultimate Edition (SACD Hybrid) (Snowflakes are Dancing) SACD Hybrid: 2ch CD/2ch SACD/4.0ch SACD Surround + CD Extra

Ref: FSD6029


Price: 26.99

Originally released in 1974, Tomita's breakthrough international release, retitled 'Claire de Lune', and with the subtitle, The Newest Sound of Debussy, Virtuoso electronic performances of Debussy's beautiful tone paintings by Tomita. It was a top 50 album in the US, becoming the best selling classical album of that year, and was nominated for four Grammys'. Performed on a moog synthesizer, this album helped sparked a revolution in synthesizer programming and has been released on several formats from 8-track cartridge to Quadraphonic. This latest ediition comes with 3 extra tracks, in comparision to the original album.

1. Snowflakes are Dancing (Children's Corner No. 4) 2. Whistle and Chime -The Art of Sound Creation 3. Arabesque No. 1 4. Clair de Lune (Suite Bergamasque No. 3) 5. Gardens in the Rain (Estampes No. 3) 6. Footprints in the Snow (Preludes Book 1 No. 6) 7. The Engulfed Cathedral (Preludes Book 1 No. 10) 8. Arabesque No. 2 9. Reverie 10. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (Preludes Book 1 No. 8) 11. Passepied (Suite Bergamasque No. 4) 12.Golliwog's Cakewalk (Children's Corner No. 6) 13. Nuages



Pirate Radio, Seasick (SA-CD HYBRID)

CAPTAIN HATE AND THE SEASICK SAILORS

Pirate Radio, Seasick (SA-CD HYBRID)

Ref: FSD5196


Price: 26.99

The latest band of the legendary Keichi Suzuki who back in 1972 formed Hachimitsu Pie, and in 1975 Moonriders, and has produced and collaborated with many musicians such as in the Beatniks with YMO's Yukihiro Takahashi. Second in the series of this project with Keichi Sogabe. Rock, 60s soul, dixie, ragtime, folk and more. 19 tracks.

1. Pirate Radio. seasick #12 & 35 2. Tokyo.5001.a.d. 3. Seasick.the No War Battleship 4. Da Da Da 5. My Name Is Burn 6. `Indy` Promotional Campaign Jingle.ynos Corp. 7. Scrap Atoll #5 8. Pirate Radio.seasick #61 Reprise 9. Lookin` For Miss Radio 10. Suite 11. Chic Pirates Forever 12. Sad Tambourine 13. The Moments Of Love 14. Suite 15. Pirate Radio.seasick 16. Help Wanted For Ynos Corp. `indy` Jingle 17. Gimme Gimme Waltz 18. The Ghosts Between Fm And Am 19. Joprs 5001.0


Great Encounter - Eitetsu Hayashi with Orchestra - (SACD Hybrid)

EITETSU HAYASHI

Great Encounter - Eitetsu Hayashi with Orchestra - (SACD Hybrid)

Ref: FSD4434


Price: 26.99

Recording of a concert that celebrated the 25th anniversary as a taiko player of the remarkable Eitetsu Hayashi, performed at the Suntory Hall in Tokyo in December 2007, under the subtitle 'Sora o Tateite Hikari Hajimete Shiroshi'. He performed four pieces by contemporary Japanese composers, together with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. They were also backed by various other instruments such as timpani and a pipe organ. On the last track, Monoprism, written in 1976 by Maki Ishii, Hayashi performed with six other taiko players plus the orchestra on what has been called the first ever taiko concerto. Groundbreaking stuff.



Kyo (SACD Hybrid)

DOZAN FUJIWARA & ISAO TOMITA

Kyo (SACD Hybrid)

Ref: FSD4534


Price: 25.99

Collaboration album between one of Japan's best young shakuhachi players, Dozan Fujiwara, and veteran electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita. Fujiwara studied under the master Hozan Yamamoto, in the Tozan school of which he is a qualified instructor. Like his teacher, he has developed a sense for experimentation and recorded with a wide range of artists both Japanese and foreign, including Ryuichi Sakamoto. Born in 1932, Tomita has been performing electronic music since the 1960s on Moog synthesizers. This is the first time Tomita has produced an entire album for a single artist. They first composed music for a film together which led to this project. Shakuhachi, koto and hichiriki are combined with Tomita's trademark synthesizer sounds.



Shibukyo (SACD)

SHIBUSASHIRAZU

Shibukyo (SACD)

Ref: FSD3314


Price: 23.99

First full new album from the fantastic Shibusashirazu for three years doesn't disappoint. High energy, organized chaos from the free jazz experimentalists. Most of these tunes have been tested out during their sensational live performances. Great sound from this SACD (Super Audio) Hybrid CD, which can be played on any CD player, although to appreciate the Super Audio layer bit, you'll need a Super Audio CD player.



Euphorica (SACD Hybrid)

BUFFALO DAUGHTER

Euphorica (SACD Hybrid)

Ref: FSD3322


Price: 26.99

Buffalo Daughter's Europhorica is their fifth album and first for three years. German krautrock influenced funky electronica. At times haunting, other times disturbing, with monotone voices and odd harmnonization. An intriguing album of kitsch pop. Comes as SACD hybrid.



Konen no Uta - (Voices Beyond) SACD Hybrid

EITETSU HAYASHI

Konen no Uta - (Voices Beyond) SACD Hybrid

Ref: FSD3861


Price: 26.99

Taiko drumming groups of varying quality have now sprung up in many countries around the world. Contrary to popular conception, groups of taiko drummers in loin cloths is not some ancient Japanese tradition. One man, more responsible than any other, for creating this so-called 'tradition' is Eitetsu Hayashi, the best musician in the original Ondekoza, lead drummer with their off-shoot Kodo and for many years now, a solo musician. Unlike some of the groups he helped spawn, Hayashi is not style over substance, instead he continues to push the boundaries of taiko music with collaborations and innovations as well as being just about the best of the taiko players. On this album he is joined by a chorus group and guest vocalists and tackles some Middle Eastern rhythms and songs written by one time collaborator, the late Hamza El Din. 12 tracks. SACD Haybrid gives a fantastic sound quality.



Pirate Radio, Seasick (SA-CD HYBRID)

CAPTAIN HATE AND THE SEASICK SAILORS

Pirate Radio, Seasick (SA-CD HYBRID)

Ref: FSD5196


Price: 26.99

The latest band of the legendary Keichi Suzuki who back in 1972 formed Hachimitsu Pie, and in 1975 Moonriders, and has produced and collaborated with many musicians such as in the Beatniks with YMO's Yukihiro Takahashi. Second in the series of this project with Keichi Sogabe. Rock, 60s soul, dixie, ragtime, folk and more. 19 tracks.

1. Pirate Radio. seasick #12 & 35 2. Tokyo.5001.a.d. 3. Seasick.the No War Battleship 4. Da Da Da 5. My Name Is Burn 6. `Indy` Promotional Campaign Jingle.ynos Corp. 7. Scrap Atoll #5 8. Pirate Radio.seasick #61 Reprise 9. Lookin` For Miss Radio 10. Suite 11. Chic Pirates Forever 12. Sad Tambourine 13. The Moments Of Love 14. Suite 15. Pirate Radio.seasick 16. Help Wanted For Ynos Corp. `indy` Jingle 17. Gimme Gimme Waltz 18. The Ghosts Between Fm And Am 19. Joprs 5001.0


Kyo (SACD Hybrid)

DOZAN FUJIWARA & ISAO TOMITA

Kyo (SACD Hybrid)

Ref: FSD4534


Price: 25.99

Collaboration album between one of Japan's best young shakuhachi players, Dozan Fujiwara, and veteran electronic music pioneer Isao Tomita. Fujiwara studied under the master Hozan Yamamoto, in the Tozan school of which he is a qualified instructor. Like his teacher, he has developed a sense for experimentation and recorded with a wide range of artists both Japanese and foreign, including Ryuichi Sakamoto. Born in 1932, Tomita has been performing electronic music since the 1960s on Moog synthesizers. This is the first time Tomita has produced an entire album for a single artist. They first composed music for a film together which led to this project. Shakuhachi, koto and hichiriki are combined with Tomita's trademark synthesizer sounds.



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