Kama Aina

June 25, 2016

 

Kama Aina is a project led by Takuji Aoyagi. Much of his inspiration seems to come from travelling. Often an acoustic guitar theme is driven by a minimal rhythm performed by handpercussion, sometimes mixed with some electronica or tapemix, (-shown with a minimal rhythm box on "Theme Of Raft" or "Islanders"-), derived and filtered from somewhat exotic ideas, like Brazilian jazz or things like that. These filtered ideas gives something new, free and a liberated (, even happy) feeling. (Takuji might refer to this as to the pleasures people on islands have with music). It sounds minimilized to the essences of inspiration, with a playful game of what music can become. Most of these ideas have a connection and dialogue between the first rhythm inspiration and the fitting acoustic guitar melody close and sweetly living together. -Some of these rhythms have something of minimalist breaks that sound pretty modern to me-. To make it sound optimal there’s additional sonic help from xylophones, flutes, environmental sounds, organ, etc. all truly colourful. ("The Coo Coo Bird 1" is the most psych-folk like). Near the end a couple of tracks used also some environmental sounds, and some pre-recorded music samples. As a kind of diary resume these tracks definitely were inspired by travels on Bali (like “Wedding Suite”, “Foot”). This release is a compilation made from Kama Aina’s previous releases. Very good and highly enjoyable !

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