Tetsuhiro Daiku recorded some of the most groundbreaking and pioneering Okinawan music of the 90s when he combined Okinawan music with chindon. In 2006 he's reunited with some of the same musicians (the Aurasian Brass Band) but for the first time possibly Japan's leading chindon group from Osaka, the mighty Chindon Tsushinsha. The results don't disappoint. This is a big project, some 23 musicians playing chindon, trumpet, clarinets, banjo, saxophones, accordion, tuba, ukulele, pianica, electric guitar, Hammond organ and more are combined with Daiku's sanshin and distinctive voice. It's not overproduced however, instead each track sounds different but the album hangs together perfectly. The 16 tracks are mostly Japanese songs dating back to between 1901 and 1935, mostly from the 1920s, the hit songs of the day. There are some children's songs too featuring a charming small children's choir. A monumental album.