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Floating Flower


Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

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4 stars The music of Japan that had derived in the 90's gave the part where established established by the band and flow of diversity spread well for the market. If the market and the diffusion of Prog Rock in Japan consider the part of eminence, the part of information might be less than that of foreign countries. Or, established of the listener might also have small number of parts.

However, music that had already passed to foreign countries in the band in Japan after the 70's and established music had the acceptance besides the flow and the forecast that Japan had thought about. The band in Japan that acquired the fan in foreign countries has already had the stimulation of each other and the relation by being imported oppositely in the market in Japan.

The relation by the member of the band and the flow of the exchange were done between a lot of bands in the market of Prog Rock of Japan after the 90's. And, the band that takes charge of the item of psychedelic in the item of a lot of Prog Rock that exists in Japan is various. However, in that, the known band might be especially "Acid Mother Temple" also in foreign countries. They are called "AMT" by the alias. The member who belongs to this band has activity and the exchange as a musician who always bears the nucleus of Prog Rock of Japan. The music tried as one group that Makoto Kawabata of the guitar player of this AMT had derived from one experimental part and psychedelic was this "Floating Flower".

Detailed details to which this group is formed are not actually so known. It is a point said that the music character that becomes the formation and the nucleus of the group by Makoto Kawabata as a result is advocated if it enumerates it as a guessed point. And, Tethuya Kaneko that takes charge of Tabla and the guitar exists. And, Yuki that takes charge of the song, Violin, and Sitar exists. It is said that these two people were always visiting India and Nepal. Perhaps, it is guessed that the music character that the element of Raga Rock that the other two people cultivated in the part of Acid Folk that Makoto Kawabata advocated unites well was completed as a result.

Part of construction of sounds of united musical instruments and music characters. And, the element to make shaman recollect it is constructed. The repetition of the transformer and the trip included in psychedelic and Raga Rock will be able to be caught enough as a united music characters. Each member's music character and the cultivated power of expression are united splendidly by this group and expressed.

"Shizuku no youni" makes the tension with good melody and rhythm of flowing Violin. The guitar and the rhythm in close relation to the song of Yuki that expresses an enchantment song decide the part of Acid Folk and Raga Rock constructed with a minimum unit. The repeated composition with a pastoral flow and the scat might be the expression that has already been established methods as much as possible.

As for "Joshokiryu", the sound of the decoration included everywhere is effective. There is a part of Trip Music and Trance as an impression, too. However, the part where the sound of Sitar and Tabla completely decided twines is expressed without the sense of incompatibility. The scat that Yuki does gives a very acute angle expression. They might have tried to construct originality as one chemical reaction because of various sounds. Psychedelic and Acid Folk will be nuclei. The flavor of Raga Rock included there has established originality.

It is a tune that a pastoral element and an enchantment element exist together as much as possible in "Yasei no uma no tategami ga suki". Melody of steady rhythm and repeated guitar. Sound of effective decoration in close relation to it. And, it is partial of the song of Yuki that gives the impression like the cantrip. The performance creates one space in union.

As for "Fuwa fuwa", the flavor of complete Acid Folk and psychedelic is expressed well. And, the melody with the rhythm and the anacatesthesia of steady Sitar twines on average as an element of Raga Rock. The tune advances while continuing a transparent feeling and the anacatesthesia. The impression to which the gaga expression by an experimental limited element and the repetition is united as an impression of this tune and the album might be given to the listener. It is likely to succeed in the expression of an original effect in the music character by introducing an effective sound everywhere.

One establishment and purpose might be expressed well as music made in the flow that derives from psychedelic in Japan and the item of Acid Folk. The expression of the music character that they had already advocated expresses the element of psychedelic and Raga Rock well.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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