Gender Sanshin Trio features Wataru Kousaka together with bassist Sakamoto 'punch!' Kengo (Koenji Hyakkei) and Ryosen Kameshima on Javanese gender, with two remixes by Okinawan resident musician Paul Mahoux. Gender is a metal key instrument used in Indonesian gamelan, and can be heard on this album together with sanshin, fretless bass, guitar, jew's harp and various chimes and electronic sounds. Okinawan and Javanese music share some musical similarities including the pentatonic scale which makes for a very natural combination. A bow is used on one track on both the sanshin and gender. Dark, edgy, broody, experimental, original, spellbinding. Ten tracks, 40 minutes.