Percussion

Fair should be fair… didn’t get a very good shot of Okaji-san tonight, but here is a video from HeavensDust live at Ikebukuro Black Hole February 3, this year.
This was an awesome percussion ‘dialogue’ with Ajo-san and Okaji-san

Also when I got home I found this…
HeavensDust had uploaded an ‘Okaji-san Video’ m/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Ks-Rf394c&feature=colike 

I will however soon post a photo of DENIAL’s bassist Toshi…

The trio hanafugetsu

Now something totally different…
The trio hanafugetsu

http://hanafugetsu.com/ 

Because of my interest in a Japanese Rock band “HeavensDust” I am following a few of their members on twitter. And this is how it goes…
HeavensDust is an amazing band in that they incorporate traditional instruments in their otherwise very contemporary music.
http://www.heavensdust.net/
Taiko drums (Ajo) and the Shakuhachi (Daisuke)

Two of the members in HeavensDust play in the trio called hanafugetsu but here in the trio
衣袋聖志  Kiyoshi Ibukuro (who plays Bass in HeavensDust) plays the 箏 Koto

Koto is a traditional Japanese string instrument and you can read more about it here
or google it …
http://www.kotonokoto.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koto_(musical_instrument)
and of course watch the video in this blog

and Daisuke plays the Shakuhachi in both groups.
Here is a resourceful site about the shakuhachi
http://komuso.com/top/index.pl

Isn’t this just DIVINE Music??

I am soooo grateful to all things that I get to experience here in Japan, and to the people who go with me and help me.
This time special gratitude goes to Kubota Nao who works at Sakura House here in Tokyo. She is very customer service oriented person, and does an excellent job at Sakura House. If you ever come to Tokyo and need a place to stay, she and the Sakura House staff is highly recommended by me!

Kubota-san and I are now friends, and she was kind to come along and help translating the Shakuhachi presentation held by Daisuke Kaminaga, as well as having fun trying to make sounds in this very difficult instrument. It was an awesome evening indeed!

Heaven’s Dust Percussion

AWESOME ROCK on Taiko and ‘regular drums’HeavensDust is just amazing and this drum solo is no Exception!! Ajo on Taiko and Okaji on Drums.
Last week in Tokyo was rather BUSY and not much time to blog, so now Im going back in time a little, to catch up. This video is from Black Hole on Feb 3 when I went with Phoe-Lo to see Grace Period.
HeavensDust is a must-listen-to!!!
Besides the Taiko drums, the band also include Daisuke Kaminaga on Shakuhachi; a traditional Japanese flute.
Quote from WIki:
“HeavensDust was formed by Shin in 2000 with the idea of taking the soul of Japanese traditional music and combining with a Western, modern sound. HeavensDust mixes traditional Japanese melody and rhythm with alternative metalnu-metal and rock.”
I will upload some more vids shortly..
Go and check them out!!
http://www.heavensdust.net/

Two other bands came across as good that night. Brain Shake Vibration and HeavensDust. HeavensDust clearly being more experienced and well just plain AWESOME!! I will definitely try to see them again and want to have a lot of their music on my mu iGadgets.
Grace Period did a great gig and I must say Im impressed with the amount of improvement they have accomplished during the gigs I have seen. Not that they were bad from the beginning but their stage performance has really improved. They where more at it than ever before and it was a vivid and entertaining LIVE performance.

HeavensDust – Percussion Solo

Awesome rock on Taiko and drums …
HeavensDust is just amazing and this drum solo is no Exception!!
Ajo on Taiko and Okaji on Drums.
Last week in Tokyo was rather busy and not much time to blog, so now Im going
back in time a little, to catch up. This video is from Ikebukuro Black Hole on Feb 3 when I went with Phoe-Lo to see Grace Period.
HeavensDust is a must-listen-to!!!
Besides the Taiko drums, the band also include Daisuke Kaminaga on Shakuhachi,
a traditional Japanese flute.
HeavensDust was formed by Shin in 2000 with the idea of taking the soul of Japanese
traditional music and combining with a Western, modern sound.
HeavensDust mixes traditional Japanese melody and rhythm with alternative metal,
nu-metal and rock.
I will upload some more vids shortly..
Go and check them out!!
http://www.heavensdust.net/

So we went to see grace period but ended up with two other bands to add to our lists.
Brain Shake Vibration and HeavensDust.
HeavensDust clearly being more experienced and well just plain AWESOME!!
I will definitely try to see them again and want to have a lot of their music on my playlists.
grace period did a great gig and I must say Im impressed with the amount of improvement they have accomplished during the gigs I have seen.
Not that they were bad from the beginning but their stage performance has really improved!
They where more at it than ever before and it was a vivid and entertaining live performance.

 

 

Taiko and Drums Solo

Heavens Dust: Taiko (Japanese drums) and Drums solo
Sometimes when something doesn’t go your way, it’s probably just an illusion,
or a pink spider from the sky telling you to re-direct your perception,
and re-focus on what it is all about .
Let me tell you I have received an enormous amount of support (in response to previous
post) , and I want to celebrate this with drums!!
ありがとうございました。 
THANK YOU ALL!!!
Let’s continue the mission for all abroad to be able to hear Japanese music!
This is what I am all about the LOVE for MUSIC, and LOVE for JAPAN!

So let’s listen to  some really great TAIKO (太鼓) and regular drums together
The video above is Heavens Dust’s Okaji on drums and  Ajo on Taiko
AMAZING!! and so cool

More about Heavens Dust:
http://www.heavensdust.net

This is some awesome percussion that goes straight to your heart ♡,
no matter what your passport say you are from… ha ha
If you cannot beat them, beat the DRUMS!! LOL