On going Covid-19 situation and the earthquake from last night that we felt in Tokyo and made us remided the horror from Tohoku earthquake occured in 2011.
Music helps us in such a difficult time. I was on the live show performed by Yukihiro, my favorite Japanese guitarist, earlier today. He is based in Kyoto and the live was broadcasted from the place near Kamogawa river in Kyoto. I wrote about him in my past blog, if you are interested in knowing about him more.
I am sorry that I am up this rather late, but you can still enjoy the live feeling in Youtube together with some scenery by the river.
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.