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Time Capsule

Various ‎– Island Sounds From Japan 2009 - 2016

$45.00

Time Capsule

Various ‎– Island Sounds From Japan 2009 - 2016

$45.00

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The music on this compilation features a range of modern Japanese musicians who have each sought to expand genre boundaries by fusing different styles. Hailing from different musical backgrounds they are united by a common goal to deliver a distinctly tropical strain of sound, or what Time Capsule label boss and compiler Kay Suzuki refers to as Island Music. ‘Although this collection concentrates mainly on recent bands it doesn’t try to reflect what is currently popular. Instead, each artist has used a mixture of craftsmanship and their own personal experiences to experiment with styles and reshape them into new and unique forms. I feel strongly that they deserve more exposure around the world’ he says. 

 

Speak No Evil are a perfect example of this cross-pollination of musical forms. Led by musician Akira Tatsumi, a veteran of Osaka’s verdant ska and calypso scenes, the band was formed from a regular jam session between the city’s reggae and jazz musicians to see what they might be able to create with combined forces. Their version of the same-titled classic by legendary saxophonist Wayne Shorter transports the jazz classic into new pastures, as the band takes Shorter’s sweet refrain on a reggae trip, the track finds a natural meeting point between the two genres, adding snappy riddims to jazz’s innate sense of swing. – Bandcamp

Label: Time Capsule (4) ‎– TIME007

Format: Vinyl, LP, 45 RPM, Compilation, 180gr

Country: UK

Released: Jul 2020

Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Reggae, Folk, World, & Country

Style: Dub, Afrobeat, Reggae, Hawaiian, Nu-Disco