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Yoshida Brothers / Yoshida Brothers 2
Album:Yoshida Brothers 2 Collection:World
Artist:Yoshida Brothers Added:08/2004
Label:Domo Records, Inc. 

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Add Date:2004-11-08 Pull Date:2005-01-10 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:9 Jan26 Dec19 Dec12 Dec28 Nov21 Nov14 Nov
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Album Review
Chuan-Mei Lee
Reviewed 2004-10-29 
The Yoshida brothers, apparently quite popular in Japan, combine the traditional Japanese tsugaru-shamisen (3-foot long, 3-stringed instrument played with a pick) with Western instruments to create a collection of soothing, new-agey songs. This is their second album. --Chuan-Mei

1. * very "new-age" sounding, accompanying strings and percussion give a full, epic sound; slow tempo (5:32)
2. accompanying guitar, bass, fast rhythmic drumming solo, some organ; fast tempo (5:04)
3. guitar gives Latin flavor, mid-fast tempo (5:18)
4. * soothing, traditional song with flute and strings, slow tempo (4:24)
5. improvised, dueling tsugaru-shamisens, fast tempo (3:41)
6. twangy rythmic, bluesy fusion, mid tempo (5:15)
7. * Spanish-inspired Flamenco guitar, tabla and persussion, mid-fast tempo (5:01)
8. soothing and calm, quiet harps, slow tempo (4:22)
9. traditional Japanese folk song modernized by guitars and drumming, fast tempo (4:31)
10. ** tsugaru-shamisen duet, very fast tempo
(2:16)
11. soothing, opens with birds chirping, keyboards, bells, slow tempo (4:11)
12. track #5 remixed with electronic beats, fast tempo (4:12)

Track Listing
1.Frontier 7.Kagero
2.Gales of Wind 8.Evening Calm
3.Mirage 9.Nikata
4.Lullaby of Takeda 10.Old/New Modern 3RD Movement
5.Kodo 11.Arigato
6.Indigo 12.Kodo-Inside the Sun Remix