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Kodo / Best Of Kodo: 25th Anniversary
Album:Best Of Kodo: 25th Anniversary Collection:World
Artist:Kodo Added:02/2011
Label:Sony Music 

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Add Date:2011-02-13 Pull Date:2011-04-17 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:17 Apr27 Mar20 Mar13 Mar6 Mar27 Feb20 Feb
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New World Disorder
2.Wed, 28 Dec 11:Sunshine
Morning Glory "Best Of 2011"
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No Cover, No Minimum
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6.Tue, 15 Mar 11:Decca
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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2011-02-14 
Traditional Japanese taiko drumming with a few original & World sounds & rhythms. Taiko drumming is said to resemble a mother's heartbeat as felt in the womb. check out utube
Kodo Heartbeat for some live performances. New album for their 30th anniversary should be out soon. They played Zellerback Hall in Berkeley Feb 03 2011. ALL TRACKS ARE GREAT
1: 3:55 fast drumming then fast marimba, shouts & grunts
2: 4:58 fast with some flute
3: 7:03 fast with shouts & grunts
4: 5:09 flutes & drums, mid to faster
****5: 3:37 Low frequency pounding, Watch the VU meters bend on this one
6: 3:29 fast pounding
7: 4:05 slower intro then buildup
8: 2:52 snare drum sound
****9: 3:33 Afro Brazilian/Cuban rhythm & Yorban female chant with scat style male vocal with berimbau
****10: 5:50 sound collage intro then more modern rhythm with male shouts
***11: 3:13 sounds a bit like Brazilian Maracatu rhythm
***12: 4:40 a bit more mellow with flutes
****13: 7:20 with snare drum sound
***14: 6:46 plucked & bowed strings, piano, toy piano & fem vocal at 5:00 some mellow drummi D  Farrell 02/2011

Track Listing
1.Lion 8.Yatai-Bayashi
2.Krodori 9.Berimbau Jam
3.Kzoku 10.Strobe's Nanafushi
4.Ibuki 11.Floor
5.Shake 12.Biel
6.Miyake 13.Chonlima
7.Kyosui 14.Kuyurage