“The groove of Japanese court music draws the shape of the figure eight “8”, while Jazz groove draws the shape of oval. Storing a sound and put it down.”
Yukihiro ATSUMI, a Japanese guitarist said.
Each type of music has a specific formula, kata (型）in Japanese. ATSUMI has moved his base to Kyoto from Tokyo three years ago, in order to learn and analyze such formula of Japanese court music and he there systemized next generation of Japanese music = “Hogaku 2.0” by hoping that it will be a good entry point for the classics.
The new method of Japanese music generated from “Hogaku 2.0″ is used in his recently released album called “Japanese Guitar Song Book”. The album includes cover songs from the period of Nara, Edo, Meiji, Showa, Heisei and newly composed by Atsumi himself, played only with guitar.
Covered songs collected in the album sound new and original, but nostalgic feeling is attached to it.
How do you find it?
If you are interested in the album, you can download the album from this link.
His Japanese guitar song book playlist is available on Youtube.