The amazing Shibusashirazu was formed by a bassist, Daisuke Fuwa, in 1989. Their music and performance is certainly unique, being a concoction of different art forms. A free jazz orchestra, with over twenty musicians from the cream of Japan's avant garde and experimental jazz scene, plus butoh dancers, theatre actors and artists. They also sometimes incorporate traditional Japanese instruments alongside westen ones such as shamisen and shakuhachi. Their dynamic shows have excited audiences in Japan and Europe, with ellaborate stage objects and dragons adding to the visual delight. This is a welcome best of compilation taking tracks from their extensive discography to give a flavour of their remarkable development and sound.