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4.00 | 11 ratings | 1 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2019

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sunrise (1:44)
2. Glimpse (7:54)
3. Oiseau (7:38)
4. Oiseau (Reprise) (1:06)
5. Dunuyeah Pt.1 (5:49)
6. Dunuyeah Pt.2 (6:04)
7. Ambivalence (5:58)

Total Time 36:13

Line-up / Musicians

- Kenta Shimakawa / guitar, composer
- Louisa Rosi / vocals
- Baptiste Horcholle / soprano and tenor saxophones
- Guy Moskovich / piano
- Yoni Livnat / bass

- Arta Jēkabsone / vocals (5,6)
- Kyle Schaefer / screams (7)
- Kaelen Ghandhi / bass clarinet, tenor & soprano saxophones
- Sunhyun Yoo / alto saxophone
- Billy Duffy / trombone
- Kana Miyamoto / flute (2)
- Joris Mallia / tenor (5,6) & alto (7) saxophones
- Jack Kwan / violin (3)
- Sandy Winarta / drums (2)
- Liam Zahm / drums (3)
- Yosuke Nagayama / drums (5,6)
- Chris Garriga / drum solo (5,6)
- Michael Larocca / drums (7)

Releases information

Artwork: Tey Bartolome

CD Self-released (2019, US)

Digital album

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KENTA SHIMAKAWA Glimpse ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(45%)
Good, but non-essential (27%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

KENTA SHIMAKAWA Glimpse reviews

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Review by DamoXt7942
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4 stars Another Zeuhlish soundgarden tinged with metallic guitar explosion. "Glimpse" veiled in grand sleeve with a delightful pic was released in 2019 as the debut full-length creation by a New York-based guitarist / composer Kenta SHIMAKAWA, who has been inspired by heavy, metal, jazz, or avantgarde, according to his words. Such a promising creation has been recorded in collaboration with lots of his artist mates from July 2017 until January 2019. Glad to know this album has got much appreciated upon many rock magazine, media, or so ... not only because he's a Japanese like me but also he has diversity for various music genres and visions, for his 'debut' stuff.

Firstly you should listen to the titled track and one of his masterpieces "Oiceau", both of which have his kaleidoscopic essence. Smooth, delicate melodic departure, sensitive, crystallized sound collective like bubbles of champagne, desultory, complex but mystically acceptable rhythm baselines, will drive you into psychic magic world. Through the whole album, you can hear impression Magma meet Indukti or Alevas in his melodic / rhythmic atmosphere. A good example is "Dunuyeah Part 1 & 2" let me say. Based upon deep, heavy but sensitive, glassy guitar guidelines, a bit quirky but solemn, comfortable female voices should ring your bell obviously. Flexible, phantasmagoric saxophone sounds are pretty enthusiastic, and in the latter part of "Part 2" Kenta's magnificent explosive guitar plays fascinate you eventually. The last infernal brilliance is 'Ambivalence", just as the title says. Saxophone grandeur cannot be beaten by distorted voices with hardcore basis. Above mentioned, his melody lines and rhythmic movements are quite complicated indeed, but there are plenty of gentle moments of texture with melodic nature here and there, as you know.

In conclusion, incredible impressive Fantasia can be heard via this 'debut' creation. Looking forward to his future access for progressive rock scene. Dreamy.

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