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Ryoko Ono Ryoko Ono & Rogier Smal: Woodmoon album cover
3.96 | 4 ratings | 1 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2016

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. untitled (4:53)
2. untitled (4:55)
3. untitled (4:53)
4. untitled (3:55)
5. untitled (4:44)
6. untitled (8:15)
7. untitled (5:44)
8. untitled (5:01)
9. untitled (5:35)

Total Time 47:55

Line-up / Musicians

- Ryoko Ono / alto saxophone, vocals
- Rogier Smal / drums, percussion

Releases information

Artwork: Simon Fowler

CD Toztizok Zoundz ‎- TOZ017 (2016, Netherlands)

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RYOKO ONO Ryoko Ono & Rogier Smal: Woodmoon ratings distribution

(4 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
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Collectors/fans only (25%)
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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams
4 stars Groovin'.

A new free jazz moonshine provided by a Japanese saxophonist Ryoko and an Amsterdam-based percussionist Rogier has come to me, happy to say. Saxophone play by Ryoko is quite aggressive, addictive as expected, and drumming or percussion sound by Rogier, whose play I've not listened to so far, is pretty flexible and freaky like a drunken kung-fu fighter. Very curious how the big two would go into battle upon the album field with each other, and finally their musical battle has let me shout "it's crazy great". Cannot realize what would come out at the next moment. Cannot help listening to this whole world with massive palpitation.

Anyway no title cannot be found out upon every single track but who cares? Guess this album might entirely consist of a 47 minute suite divide into 9 movements. Sounds like Ryoko's avantaholic saxophone vibe is a love rollercoaster upon a solid but dissected percussion wave launched by Rogier in every movement. There are three mysteries or marvelous phenomena - firstly Ryoko a ladylike lady plays so explosively (what a mismatched music theory), secondly improvisation-oriented saxophone play and flexible somewhat egoistic drums / percussion machine-gun can get unified with each other like nuclear fusion, and thirdly (just my tuppenny though) there might be kinda methodology under that the duo write a composition.

Apparently it's splendid they would create a variety of sound appearance and colourful orientation through only two instruments. Activity, believability, creativity, diversity, eccentricity ... are their ABCDE in this creation. And what do you say in the track 4 Ryoko? (LOL)

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