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Kiyomi Otaka

Jazz Rock/Fusion

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4 stars FRAMES is another musical jewel of KIYOMI OTAKA-tha wonderful female Japanese player from Japan!This album is slightly different compared to the very demonstrative OUT OF SIGHT sensational album!Where OUT OF SIGHT is outstanding in terms of pure virtuosity and fantastic musicianship-HAMMOND ORGAN plus DRUMS and BASS instruments-FRAMES is definitely more adventurous and experimental under all aspects!The musicianship is outstanding as well and the guest artists on the album are monster musicians from JAPAN-the musical direction of FRAMES is really experimental sometimes and definitely goes into the unknown musical territories!Loops,samples and other percussion modern sounds are present,elements of techno sometimes-not in excess-all this ingredients are giving an increasing note of atractivity for this album,and Miss Otaka is proving one more time how classical HAMMOND ORGAN can find a perfect place in this kind of music!The sound is rich in expression and more compact in using different percussion elements on FRAMES compared to the fabulous OUT OF SIGHT-a milestone album in modern fusion,in my humble opinion!The other musicians involved in the project-KOICHI YABORi-on guitar -HIDEO YAMAKI on drums and TSUGUTOSHI GOTO on bass are all amazing players and icons in their home country JAPAN ,and not only- and they give a note of unity to the album ,delivering some amazing performances here which are proving that music is an endless inspiration when the alchemy between great artists is perfectly working!Overall FRAMES is undoubtedly an excellent album,a true impressive musical discovery from the land of the rising sun and amazing fusion musicians,a very catchy and diverse musical material ,definitelly for open minded listeners-maybe even not an easy listening at all ,but in the end a very satisfying and solid musical experience.4,5 STRONG STARS for a great musical experience!
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