Hirota, Joji / Japanese Taiko
Album:Japanese Taiko Collection:World
Artist:Hirota, Joji Added:Aug 2004
Label:Arc Music Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-09-13 Pull Date:2004-11-14 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Nov 14Nov 7Oct 24Oct 10Oct 3Sep 26Sep 19

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 28, 2017:Music Casserole
Musashi Mai Uchi
4.May 08, 2010:Music Casserole
Hokkai 2
2.Dec 07, 2013:Music Casserole
Hokkai 2
5.May 08, 2009:The Professor Barnaby J. Finkerton Variety Hour -- Music of Classical Japan
3.Dec 31, 2011:Music Casserole
6.Mar 06, 2006:banana in the middle 1.7

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-08 
The master of Japanese Taiko & 7 friends team up for a powerful, energetic, and dramatic release. All tracks arranged or composed by Hirota. The extensive notes provide fascinating information on Taiko, the various instruments involved in the music, and the individual songs. The tracks are uniformly good and feature driving beats, complex interplays between the instruments, tight arrangements, and serious power. Great stuff, every track.

*1. A good representative of the CD. Fast & tight.
2. Slower w/a sense of drama, picks up speed. Almost jazzy.
*3. Flutes, cymbals, drums knotted together. Fast, dramatic.
4. Starts simple, builds power, noise, and speed. Very cool.
*5. Spare & rhythmic at first, then driving & busy.
6. Tripping beats that fall into each other.
*7. Big & powerful beats that you can feel. Crank it up.
8. Slow opening that grows in speed and intensity.
9. Jingling bells, solo drum, delicate but powerful.

Track Listing
1.Harvest 5.Hokkai 2
2.Pageant 6.Chido-Setsu
3.Haru-Ichiban 7.Suisei-Hanabi
4.Musashi Mai Uchi 8.Heart Beat
 9.Yuki Jizoh