The 'friends' of the Japanese guitarist, who has played with Okinawa's Takashi Hirayasu among others, are Taiwanese musicians, including Lin Sheng Xiang playing pipa (lute), yue qin (moon guitar), Finish musician Pekko Kappu on jouhikko (bowed instrument from Finland) plus accordion and bass. Really nice mix of Chinese and other styles, mostly laid back.
1. Looking Back, Looking Forward 2. Waves 3. In the Soundless Village 4. Cold Cold, Mama 5. When I Was Darkness 6. Let Me Flow 7. I Must Have Been There 8. It Snows 9. Improvisation 10. Moon Song 11. Reunion