Sugar Land

Sugar Land
SIZZLE OHTAKA
24.99
OUT OF STOCKSKU: FSD3153

Product Description

Perhaps this is the album we've all been waiting for Sizzle Ohtaka to record, ever since her haunting version of Shokichi Kina's 'Hana' in the early 90s. It's a pretty simple concept; her glorious, pure voice singing traditional Okinawan songs, such as Tinsagu nu Hana, Tsuki nu Kaisha, Shimajima Kaisha, Asadoya Yunta and a few new songs too, with mostly sanshin, guitar, minimal percussion, the distant chink of a Buddhist rin, and a few nature sounds in stripped down arrangements.Her voice matches her choice of fashion; contemporary kimono-based, unmistakably rooted in Japan with a modern cool chic. She has long held a fascination with the music of Okinawa and this latest album was recorded at the southernmost restaurant in Japan, in Hateruma Island, Okinawa. Eleven tracks.