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Music of Burma - Virtuoso of Burmese Guitar, Man Ya Pyi U Tin and His Bama Guitar

U TIN

Music of Burma - Virtuoso of Burmese Guitar, Man Ya Pyi U Tin and His Bama Guitar

Ref: FSD7094


Price: 16.99

1. Second album from the very wonderful Burmese guitar player U Tin. This time his Bama gita (slide guitar) is accompanied by the vocals of Hla Min and the bamboo xylophone (Pattala) of Maung Than Aye. Recorded in Burma, this is another revelation of an album.

1. Kat Kyan De Myanmar 2. Ar Chit Yee 3. Ka Chey There 4. Pale Mykit Son 5. Chit Ye Sin 6. Kyun Dot Myat Tar 7. Snwe Min Gan 8. A Ma Ka Smi De A The 9. Moe 10. Ba Wa Tran Tha Ka



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Amami no Uta Asobi- Rikki no Kuro Usagi Haneta

RIKKI

Amami no Uta Asobi- Rikki no Kuro Usagi Haneta

Ref: FSD7049


Price: 26.99

2. First album from the wonderful Amami island singer, Rikki, for 12 years. Kuro Usagi Haneta is a children's picture book written by Tetsuhiro Koda, published in 2011 and set on Amami Oshima island. The book is based on Amami's nature, culture and customs, and the songs on this album similarly convey the charms of Amami island. Composed by Hiroaki Sugawara and Ichiro Takamoto. Rikki's vocals are accompanied by Sugawara's various guitars, percussion and keyboards plus piano, shamisen, violin and accordion. Utterly charming.

1. Kuro Usagi Haneta 2. Kenmun 3. Satangabu 4. Harebare 5. Sango no Umi no Naka Matachi 6. Takagura Tateta 7. Rurikakesu no Uta 8. Ichimura San 9. Komori Uta 10. Kanashiki Mongoose 11. Neriyakanaya 12. Tategami sama 13. Rurikakesu no Uta (instrumental)

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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO

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Ref: FSD7059


Price: 29.99

3. First solo album for eight years. Recorded mostly in New York but utilizes field recordings and museum material from around the world. The album plays with 'ideas of a-synchronism, prime numbers, chaos, quantum physics and the blurred lines of life and artificiality/noise and music.' According to Sakamoto he conceived the idea of writing for a Andrei Tarkovsky film that does not exist, and at the same time taking 'inspiration from everyday objects, sculpture and nature.' It apparently includes piano and orchestra, as well as 'unique acoustic and electric sounds, both programmed and organic.' It is also described as one of Sakamoto's most 'personal albums'.

1. andata 2. disintegration 3. solari 4. ZURE 5. walker 6. stakra 7. ubi 8. fullmoon 9. async 10. tri 11. Life, Life 12. honj 13. ff 14. garden


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It Don't MinYo a Thing if it Ain't Got That Bu-shi- Japanese Folk Songs (Demo Recording CD-R)

MINYO CRUSADERS

It Don't MinYo a Thing if it Ain't Got That Bu-shi- Japanese Folk Songs (Demo Recording CD-R)

Ref: FSD7082


Price: 14.99

4. Minyo, local folk songs from all over Japan, have long been combined with Latin, jazz and other types of music. Back in the 1950s, Japan's most famous singer Hibari Misora was adding Latin rhythms to folk songs, and Tokyo Cuban Boys were playing tunes such as Samba Soran (based on Soran Bushi). Minyo Crusaders have picked up that mantle and run with it, taking Minyo in some similar and some new directions. Reportedly, Ry Cooder said "Minyo Crusaders is the best band I have heard in many years, since when I can't say! So good! Let me help out in some way when time comes!"...Praise indeed.

1. Kushimoto Bushi 2. Mamurogawa Ondo 3. Yasuki Bushi 4. Houhai Bushi 5. Aizubandaisan

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Vu Ja De (2 CDs)

HARUOMI HOSONO

Vu Ja De (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD7093


Price: 29.99

5. First ever double album from Haruomi Hosono. CD1, Eight Beat Combo, is of various covers including Tutti Frutti, Ain't Nobody Here but us Chickens, and Angel on My Shoulder. CD2. titled Essay is original new songs, including Suzaki Paradise, a new version of the theme song to Mohican. Liner notes are written by Hosono.

CD1 Eight Beat Combo

1. Tutti Frutti 2. Ain`t Nobody Here But Us Chickens 3. Susie-Q 4. Angel On My Shoulder 5. More Than I Can Say 6. A Cheat 7. 29 Ways 8. El Negro Zumbon (Anna)

CD2 Essay

1. Suzaki Paradise 2. Netemo Sametemo Boogie Woogie 3. Eureka 1 4. Tenkiame-ni Humming-wo 5. Mr.2355. Kaeru 6. Neko Boogie 7. Kanashimi-no Lucky Star 8. Eureka 2 9. Mohican 10. Pecora 11. Retort 12. Oblio

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Beyond Borders

TRI NGUYEN

Beyond Borders

Ref: FSD7074


Price: 19.99

6. By any definition, Tri Nguyen is an exceptional musician. He is a virtuoso classical pianist and one of Vietnam's greatest players of the traditional zither, the dan tranh. Not surprisingly, his previous albums have been collaborations of some sort. One with a western string quartet the other with Arabic oud player Qais Saadi. This, however, is his most ambitious album yet, with excursions to Africa, Brazil, Scotland, Kalmykia (a republic in Russia), Corsica and Vietnam. There are lots of surprises along the way, Nguyen's virtuosity bringing out the versatility of his instrument.

1. Distant Voices (feat. Mabinty Camara, Ella Bangoura, Faama Bangoura, Charlie Youla) 2. Hanging Moon (feat. Clément Garcin) by Teca Calazans, Tri Nguyen 3. Guacyra (feat. Clément Garcin) by Teca Calazans, Tri Nguyen 4. Dragon and Tiger Dance (feat. Huynh Kim Sinh) 5. My Home by Tri Nguyen, Pipe Band Mackeller 6. Edjin Duun (feat. Clément Garcin) by Tri Nguyen, Buynta Goryaeva 7. A Biasgina by Tri Nguyen, A Stonda 8. A Blackbird in Kallisté by Tri Nguyen, A Stonda 9. Evening Song (feat. Staythesame, Net Viet) 10. Black Riding Horse (feat. Staythesame, Net Viet)

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Okinawa Americana

OKINAWA AMERICANA

Okinawa Americana

Ref: FSD7095


Price: 18.99

7. Okinawa Americana are Okinawan singer and sanshin player Merry Gushi and American blues / rock singer and guitarist David Ralston. This is an album that does what it says on the tin, with a mix of Okinawan songs and original American blues/country/rock, with lyrics in both English and Okinawan. It was recorded in a variety of studios in Okinawa and America with an array of backing musicians, mostly American. For me personally, the American rock side is a bit overbearing, with too many cheesy lyrics espousing life in Okinawa. A little more variety in the rhythm would be nice instead of a constant drum kit. However, this is a fun album, and a lot of fun was had making it by the sound of it, and it's that atmosphere that shines through. putting a smile on the face of the listener not to mention some serious foot tapping. It's full of catchy songs and there's a real quality about the musicianship. Merry's contributions elevate the album to make it really something quite special. Just don't expect anything too deep.

1. Aha Bushi 2. Nankuru Naisa 3. Wide Bushi 4. Red Wine and Moonshine 5. Mimura Odori 6. Don't Cry 7. Hiyamikachi Bushi 8. Okinawa is My Home 9. Redemption Song 10. Mumuqua Fu

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Uchina Love Song

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Uchina Love Song

Ref: FSD7092


Price: 28.99

8. Six female musicians sing Okinawan love songs. The six singers all perform three tracks each, and all come together to perform a nine minute version of Nakuni-Kaisare on an extra CD 2. All but one of the six, Megumi Aragaki, was born and grew up in Okinawa. The others, all extremely accomplished in Okinawan traditional music, come from a variety of interesting backgrounds. Kanako Horiuchi is originally from Hokkaido and moved to Okinawa to study traditional music, Lucy Nagamine grew up in Peru, Kaori Yamashiro is from Iyeha Jima but grew up in Osaka, while Mina, is Swiss/Japanese and lives in London. The songs are all meant to give the woman's side to a love song (yet are all written by men!) and are often about unrequited love and other tragic situations. Among these, Lucy sings Kataumui, most often associated with Misako Oshiro, Megumi Aragaki sings Shirakumu Bushi and Shirase Haikawa Bushi, Kanako Horiuchi has versions of Yotakara Bushi and Shimochidori while Mina sings Musume Jintoyo and Ashibi Shongane.

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Earthlings

FU-CHING-GIDO

Earthlings

Ref: FSD7107


Price: 16.99

9. Second album from the wonderful duo of Gideon Juckes (tuba, foot keyboard, vocals) and Fu-Ching (drums, keyboard harmonica, sushi tub percussion). They describe it as Tuba Drums Gyspy Rock. We think it's pretty much unclassifiable except to file under the extraordinary.

1. Young and Finnish 2. Mebuki 3. Universal Earthlings 4. Kaze no Kaori 5. Chili Klaus 6. Odko & Ochoo 7. She's So Heavy 8. Watershed

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Bangkok Nites (Original Soundtrack)

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Bangkok Nites (Original Soundtrack)

Ref: FSD7072


Price: 24.99

10. Soundtrack to the highly acclaimed Japanese film, Bangkok Nites, directed by Katsuya Tomita. Filmed in Bangkok and Northeast Thailand, the story evolves around Luck, a popular escort who works on Thaniya Road in Bangkok for Japanese clients including Ozawa. They take a trip to Northeast Thailand and Laos, home to morlam music. The soundtrack mixes 1970s and 80s morlam, lukthung and contemporary music from including Japanese blues and rap artists.

1.Pai Tuktuk Dwai / DJ Pai Dwai 2.Pai Massage Dwai / Young-G (stillichimaya) 3. Kin no Nyoi / Suri Yamuhi & The Babylon Band 4.You've Left Me Alone / Suri Yamuhi & The Babylon Band 5.Porra XXXSSS Tokyo 6.Somutame Dake / Onuma Shinshiri 7. Innaka wa Ii ne / Runpet Lemushin 8. Isaan Radio 9. Pipe Yo Pipe Yo / Dao Bandun 10. Burn! Burn! Burn! -Surfin' Dien Bien Phu / Suri Yamuhi & The Babylon Band 11. Kimi o Kaimodosu / Bannonkai Band 12. Samet Love / DJ Pai Dwai 13. Nikkuki Motasai / Kuwanta Fasawan 14. Yoru no Shuki - Chitto Pumisakku no Uta Yori / Surachai Jantimaton 15. Saramanda / DJ Pai Dwai 16.Tamarindo no Ha (Morlam) / Ankanan Kunchai 17. Ban Suwairon / Kun Narinzu Electronic Pin Band 18. Khane Whistle Reprise (JRP Tondo mix) / DJ Kensei feat. Tondo Tribe 19.Vang Vieng Bank (Change Yen to Lao) OST mix / DJ Kensei 20.Shenkuwan no Musume / Thong Boonma(vocals) Le Boonma(Khaen) 21.Get Em / XLII 22. Paun's House / Suri Yamuhi & The Babylon Band 23. Xanadu / Young-G 24. Kanom Party / Young-G (stillichimaya) 25. Song of an Angel / Suri Yamuhi & The Babylon Band 26.In no Katari / Spenja Ponkon 27. Isaan Ram Purun / Ankanan Kunchai 18. Mangetsu (Assani Ponrachan) / Toyoda Yuzo, Yamamura Tsuyoshi

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