Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Tatsuya Yoshida - Tatsuya Yoshida & Richard Pinhas: Welcome In The Void CD (album) cover


Tatsuya Yoshida


From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Bookmark and Share
3 stars Thunder and lightning! But then again....

My first encounter with Tatsuya Yoshida, who co-composes, "Welcome... ... In The Void", 2014, alongside Richard Pinhas, is through this same record. This project was selected to be on Yoshida's PA section, although by the book, it should have been the other way around.

Drummer Yoshida finally was the one to subdue a bit, Pinhas' frantic obsession with Robert Fripp's self-named "Frippertronics". I mean, he uses them more than Fripp himself, who now constructs a more refined kind, named "soundscapes".

But no matter how much I appreciate and still want to appreciate Richard Pinhas own guitar language, it is always surrounded by this "cloudy aura" of sounding like a Robert Fripp's involuntary (?) clone.

Well, as told, Yoshida's thunderous and creative drumming kind of balances and keeps Richard, most of the time, busy doing what he does best, the daring and whirling guitar soloings mixed with an ever changing palette of strumming colors, like his great Heldon or his best early solo efforts. But although owning his own style, he falls off the wagon more than once. Damn! the Void, consist of 2, 30 min long each, non-stop, progressive psychedelic electronics. (A.V. to fit in!). There are extraordinary sections, of tumultuous and deep whirling inspiration, when both musicians form a perfectly balanced communion of excesses, going both ways of their performing skills. But inevitably, I can not keep my mind off, the constant and alien apparition of Pinhas' "Frippertronics".

Therefore, ***3, "Good! One way trip" PA stars.

Report this review (#1256818)
Posted Saturday, August 23, 2014 | Review Permalink

TATSUYA YOSHIDA Tatsuya Yoshida & Richard Pinhas: Welcome In The Void ratings only

chronological order | showing rating only

Post a review of TATSUYA YOSHIDA Tatsuya Yoshida & Richard Pinhas: Welcome In The Void

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.