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A Nice Introduction to Japanese Music,
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This review is from: Art of the Japanese Koto, Shakuhachi and Shamisen (Audio CD)
This disc is not too bad, the musicianship is of high standard and the production is crystal clear. There is a good mix of modern and traditional. The latter is more chromatic and rythmically enigmatic whereas the former is more geared to the western structures with Japanese instruments. The stereophony is pretty good too, the koto and shamasen are nicely divided with the instruments occupying the middle ground. A nice pleasing album for lay-person and music student alike.