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Masa Takumi - Heritage

Masa Takumi - Heritage

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Released: April 24, 2020
Format: Digital Download

Masa Takumi is an award-winning Japanese musician, composer, songwriter, and producer An impressive, self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Takumi’s lively and spirited new work blends modern music with ancient instruments such as the shamisen and the koto, a stringed instrument that is the national instrument of his native Japan. 

In a review of Heritage on The JW Vibe, Jonathan Widran says that “Heritage gets off to a funky, rumbling and exotic start with the title track, which is dominated by a hypnotic koto melody, punchy synth chords and booming percussion. Takumi’s colorful koto-keyboard dynamic continues on Hanamachi Girl, a whimsical, mystical, easy flowing ballad with an elegant solo piano interlude that showcases the deeper dimensions of his artistry. Throughout most of the eight tracks, the artist works his magic blending piano and/or koto with lush atmospheres and rich electronic textures.”

Regarding Heritage, music journalist Robin James wrote that “The sounds of the island nation of Japan blossom on his palate of piano, drums, guitar, bass, koto, electronica, and awesomely cool funky beats. Your best bet is just to sit back and enjoy this hypnotic ride into history and dance to the joyful melodies.”

Track list:
01 Heritage                                        
02 Hanamachi Girl                          
03 After The Nightmare           
04 Bells In Summer                            
05 Toki                                                 
06 Bamboo Forest                          
07 Sakura River                                 
08 Midwater Night’s Neo Dream 



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