First of all, I apologize for the lack of updates in a while. Things have gotten hectic since my last post, and I just came back from a 10-day missions trip in Morioka, Miyako and Ofunato. More on that soon as I am still trying to put my thoughts down in the best way possible to show how things have been in these towns since the 2011 tsunami disaster. I also just returned from a breathtaking 90-minute recital performance by WASABI – a Japanese band comprising of a taiko drummer, a shakuhachi flutist, a tsugaru-shamisen player and a so (the Japanese equivalent of the Chinese guzheng). I am so ready to write about them, but alas, too much to spill in so little time (especially when it’s 11pm).
So to lead up to that, I am happy to share that I recently purchased 3 CDs during the 3 short hours I had in Shibuya last week. Each record carries a sound unique to their respective band; played in sequence without interruption, they provide a pleasant tracklist of songs that takes you to the last music festival you enjoyed.
On another happy note, amazarashi will also be releasing their new album. It’s still in print, but we know the new record is called 『あんたへ』(Anta e; To You). So far the tracklist we know: