August 14, 2019

Mais Um Minyo Crusaders: Echoes Of Japan (2019****

miniature LP CD/LP

I love very much combinations of styles which blend together well, respecting old and new traditions and mixing them in this case for pleasure only. This Japanese 10-piece band from Tokyo succeeds to d...

June 26, 2016

Noble Label    Motoomi Doi : The Illuminated Nightingale (JP,2013)***/****

Long time ago since I have heard any folktronic related release. The Japanese one-man band Motoomi Doi delivers us a CD that has aspects of bedroom lullabies with a slightly odd, a...

June 25, 2016

Tartan  Keisuke Kinoshita : Narayama bushikô /

The Ballad of Narayama -DVD- (JAP,1958)*****

Just like Im Kwon-taek in South-Korea has succeeded to make a very good movie out of folk opera stories with the movies “Chunhyuang” and “Soponye”, from a much earlier date,...

June 25, 2016

Bel Air Classiques  Don Kent & Christian Dumais-Lvowski : Kodo: 

The Heartbeat of the Drum - DVD- (JAP,2014)****

Because the Kodo group came to Belgium already a few times, people more or less know what to expect: a spectacle of movement and rhythm on ultra-huge and...

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