MIKAMI, KAN / EDWARDS, JOHN / NEILSON, ALEX

LIVE AT CAFE OTO (OTOROKU)

MIKAMI, KAN / EDWARDS, JOHN / NEILSON, ALEX - LIVE AT CAFE OTO 132704
Format:
1 CD
Release:
19.04.2019
Label:
OTOROKU
Genre:
Jazz/Blues
Kat.-Nr.:
132704
Barcode:
5055869582919
"Japanese bluesman Kan Mikami is nothing less than an unalloyed force of nature. A skin-shredding blast of frozen wind from the poor, rural north of Japan that he calls home.

In the late 1960s, like thousands of other Japanese young people Mikami made his way to Tokyo in search of a life different from that of his parents.

Since then he has forcefully carved out a space for himself in the culture as a modernist poet, a raging folk singer, an author, a actor, an engaging TV personality, and one of Japan's most uniquely powerful performers.

Their dense propulsive textures seem to spur on Mikami, his voice arcing powerfully into fragmented spaces, his guitar darting, colliding, shedding jagged and angular splinters of sound.

A pulsing, raging maelstrom of serrated-edged energy. Gruff, rough, honest and very, very real." - Alan Cummings---Kan Mikami / vocals, guitarJohn Edwards / bassAlex Neilson / percussion---Recorded live at Cafe OTO on 3rd April 2013 by James Dunn.

Mixed by John Chantler. Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. AOSHI
  • 1.2. DANY BOYA
  • 1.3. ANKOTSUBAKI GAIDEN
  • 1.4. TARIA
  • 1.5. KAMOME
  • 1.6. FURUSATO
  • 1.7. NARAYAMABUSHIKO
  • 1.8. MARONIE
  • 1.9. SHIROI INU