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1 - KITAJIMA, OSAMU - BENZAITEN - (LP) 
OOM DOOBY DOCHAS


2018 reissue on Oom Dooby Dochas. World music and ethno sounds with an obvious Japanese origin meet progressive rock and psych. The result is a captivating piece of melodic and deeply atmospheric music that paints pictures of life in ancient Japan into your mind when you lay back, close your eyes and listen closely with your thoughts turned off. If Pink Floyd were Japanese their music might have sounded like that. The frequency of the arrangements on 'Benzaiten' reminds of what our English heroes have created in the early to mid '70s just with a different ethnical approach.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Benzaiten (god Of Music And Water) 02. Taiyo (the Sun) 03. Tengu (a Long-nosed Goblin) 04. Benzaiten (reprise) 05. Whoma (immortality)


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 10-07-2018
Item # : 515325     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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2 - KITAJIMA, OSAMU - BENZAITEN - (CD) 
EVERLAND


World music and ethno sounds with an obvious Japanese origin meet progressive rock and psyche. The result is a captivating piece of melodic and deeply atmospheric music that paints pictures of life in ancient Japan into your mind when you lay back, close your eyes and listen closely with your thoughts turned off. If PINK FLOYD were Japanese their music might have sounded like that. The frequency of the arrangements on ,Benzaiten" reminds of what our English heroes have created in the early to mid 70s just with a different ethnical approach. ,Benzaiten" is even a more progressive effort than anything most British bands have ever managed to fabricate and still utterly natural and vivid concerning the flow of the music. All participating musicians here are professionals and their performances are tight and still passionate. The sound is warm and vivid, the song structures are wide open and welcome you to slip inside. East meets West on this record and Osamu Kitajima and his companions really grab you by the soul. Electronic elements in the percussion section add some oddity to the whole musical picture. Not sure what Osamu Kitajima and his band intended when they recorded this record but I am certain they achieved it. The cool aspect of ,Benzaiten" is the rocking guitar which keeps the whole album together. Must be the Japanese pendant to German acts like AMON DUUL, EMBRYO and GURU GURU. Well, there is definitely some truth in this comparison. Anyway, this album will enchant you!


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 08-11-2019
Item # : 537817     
Availability: IN STOCK
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3 - KITAJIMA, OSAMU - DRAGON KING - (CD) 
EVERLAND





Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 08-11-2019
Item # : 537815     
Availability: IN STOCK
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4 - KITAJIMA, OSAMU - MASTERLESS SAMURAI - (CD) 
EVERLAND


TRACKLISTING: 01. Golden Mean 02. Wild Monk 03. Sei... Essence 04. Where Is The Real Japan? 05. Masterless Samurai 06. Breath Of Night 07. Edo Townsfolk 08. Floating Garden 09. Koshaku... To The Point 10. Whoga... Grace


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 08-11-2019
Item # : 537818     
Availability: IN STOCK
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5 - KITAJIMA, OSAMU - OSAMU - (LP) 
OOM DOOBY DOCHAS


This is the third album by Osamu Kitajima, one of Japan's most prolific artists from the ethno-rock, world music and progressive department. You can certainly not divide all the mentioned stylistic aspects from each other for they were all incorporated in a homogenious sound and complex arrangements. It is the same with his other albums like 'Benzaiten' and or his fourth 'Masterless Samurai'; traditional Japanese music meets Western jazzrock and progressive sounds to form a new style unheard by most people in Western countries at the time. Osamu Kitajima easily plays with elements of reggae and funk, fusion jazz and colorful pop while staying true to his Japanese roots with bits and pieces of traditional melodies and the use of old Asiatic instruments. The Japanese influence makes this music uniqe and still it gets as close to Western rock and pop sounds as it could. An adventurous journey through the world from East Asia to West Africa and to the steaming metropolises of the UK and USA is your reward when you put this perfectly produced album onto your turntable.

TRACKLISTING: 01. Sui-in 02. Frost Flowers 03. Hear The Rain, See It Fall 04. Endless Steps 05. Yesterday And Karma 06. Purple Hills And Crystal Stream 07. Elemental Spirits 08. Fur, Fin And Feather 09. Sui-yo


Format: LP

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 10-07-2018
Item # : 515327     
Availability: 2/3 WEEKS, NOT IN STOCK
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6 - KITAJIMA, OSAMU - OSAMU (1977) - (CD) 
EVERLAND


TRACKLISTING: 01. Sui-in 02. Frost Flowers 03. Hear The Rain, See It Fall 04. Endless Steps 05. Yesterday And Karma 06. Purple Hills And Crystal Stream 07. Elemental Spirits 08. Fur, Fin And Feather 09. Sui-yo


Format: CD

Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 08-11-2019
Item # : 537816     
Availability: IN STOCK
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