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Asturias Acoustic Asturias: Bird Eyes View album cover
3.81 | 53 ratings | 2 reviews | 38% 5 stars

Excellent addition to any
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Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Adolescencia (4:26)
2. Global Network (5:08)
3. Distance (5:22)
4. Bird Eyes View (4:54)
5. Ryu-Hyo (5:03)

Total Time 24:53

Line-up / Musicians

- Yoh Ohyama / acoustic guitar, glockenspiel, composer, arranger
- Yoshihiro Kawagoe / piano
- Misa Kitatsuji / violin
- Kaori Tsutsui / clarinet, recorder

- Kanako Itoh / vocals (4)

Releases information

CD Asturias ‎- AS-0001 (2004, Japan)
CD Musea Records ‎- FGBG4583.AR (2004, Europe)

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ASTURIAS Acoustic Asturias: Bird Eyes View ratings distribution

(53 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(38%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(32%)
Good, but non-essential (19%)
Collectors/fans only (6%)
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)

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Review by Mellotron Storm
3 stars This really is a case of me not doing my homework as acoustic music is just not my thing or the unplugged stuff as they used to call it. There's always exceptions and SYRINX from France is incredible in this role of not using electricity. ASTURIAS are from Japan and they are a four piece here and they are all incredible musicians. So all acoustic with guitar, violin, clarinet/flute and piano. Fancy music and chamber-like for sure. No drums, percussion or bass as it's the piano and or violin creating a rhythm.

There's a guest voice on one track and I should tell you this is under 25 minutes yet is considered a studio album? Five tracks and two of those are covers of their own music one from their first album released in 1988 and the other from a 1993 record. Thirteen studio albums from 1988 to 2019 and there's one that I really like called "Fractals" which is the band in electric mode. So this while impressive just isn't my kind of music by a long shot. The title is possibly a mistake as we always say "Bird's Eye View" here but whatever. 3 stars.

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5 stars BIRD EYES VIEW is a compilation of new songs and previous ones originaly played in a solo effort by Yoh Ohyama, re-interpreted by the new acoustic 2003 Asturias configuration. Notably, synth is replaced by acoustic strings or clarinet and the whole thing gain a perceptible sound depth (call it ... (read more)

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