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The jaunty “Third Man Theme” is a surprising choice for a cover, but Oshio injects new life into the easy-listening staple, using vibrato to imitate the original’s zither. Streams Videos All Posts.

There are some lovely Brazilian stylings in “Twilight,” some mild funkiness in “Blue Sky” which also shows a superb use of harmonicsa deep, rhythmic groove in “Hard Rain,” and the unexpected and eye-opening transition of the guitar into a zither in “The Third Man Theme,” a delightful recreation of the Anton Karas original. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Kotaro Oshio will make most other guitarists drop their jaws in wonder, but he isn’t just a guitar player’s guitar player.

Comics In Japanese In Chinese. Important information about purchasing this product: All transactions at YesAsia. Comment on our website Email our CEO. If that’s the kind of musician Oshio was, B. Release Date October 22, My story has also just begun. This product will not be shipped to Hong Kong, Japan. Oshio’s a band in himself. The album ends on a stirring note with “Hard Rain,” a Hendrix-like, riff-heavy song that allows Oshio to show off his aggressive right hand technique.


No Rating Available Tell a Friend. It’s a perfect example of the creation of an entire new palette of sound on a single instrument. He’s bound to appeal as well to anyone who enjoys fine compositions well-played. You’ll hear things that remind you of Chet Atkins at his most contemplative, and some of the finest jazz guitarists you’ve heard, but there’s mercifully little navel-gazing music to be found here. Blue Sky Kotaro Oshio.

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And maybe it loses something in the translation. He slaps the kitaro body, scrapes the strings, and leaves the listener wondering what style of music this gifted guitarist can’t make his own. There are a number that are ideal for relaxing, like the gorgeous “Tycho,” which has a simple theme made profound by Oshio’s expressiveness but there are others that bounce right along, like “Breeze,” which demonstrates Oshio’s extraordinary ability to create different string tones in a single chord or line, going from percussive to melodic instantly.

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Japanese guitarist Kotaro Oshio occupies that rarefied space where the spontaneity of jazz and the transcendent properties New Age converge. Collectibles Japanese Korean Chinese. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. The self-penned liner notes to this young Japanese guitarist’s solo album kotarp a bit of a metaphysical giggle, but if you can get beyond such prose as Oshio plays strong melodies using open tunings to create lovely harmonics, and artful tapping to convey urgency and passion.

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AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. This item is eligible for Free Kotwro Shipping. Prices in other currencies are shown for reference only. On this release, Oshio plays with no accompaniment, but the moods and textures are varied enough to carry the whole album.

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A loading error has occurred. With apparently no multi-tracking, he keeps the rhythm, melodies and harmonies in constant flow and flux by his astounding technique.

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For more details, please refer to our return policy. If this is his “Starting Point,” listeners can only wonder what new musical marvels this young genius will conjure up next. Oshio varies his styles as well. Japanese Disc Format s: Introspection Late Night Partying. Narada doesn’t help matters by referring to Oshio’s playing as “the most perfect melodic acoustic serenity.

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