Nobel Label Yasushi Yoshida : Little Grace (JAP,2008)****
Most often with a core of moody and calm romantic piano playing, ‘little grace’ often builds up, chord by chord, like impressionist-improvised chamber music, with the other instruments dancing around it, (glockenspiel, soprano sax, drums, flutes, chamber orchestra, flute sound organ, singing saw,..). On the second track, “greyed” the density and intensity grows with additional studio-composed folktronica with even quick complex beats and keyboards, in a Sufjan Stevens-alike full sound, before returning the quieter moods again. Also the last track, for a last time, builds up to an energetic multilayered ending. This is already Yoshida’s second album.