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1.  Review: Rockin' one!!!
Song Name: Tears For Life
Date: 2010-07-28 05:36:31
Reviewer: Jasmine Brown


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Masao Tonari is an Japanese Composer/Keybordist

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About Masao Tonari

Masao Tonari,a Japanese keyboard player and composer, was born in Hiroshima in 1951. In 1971,he formed the rock band DATETENRYU in Kyoto who's original style had a great influence on the rock scene at that time. His compositions contained a combination of many unique elements never heard in Japanese rock before;mysterious,psychedelic,rhythmical and soulful. 1stAlbum Masao Tonari "hohobun no suimyou" is going to be Oct 2007 in japan on the label banana songs. Masao Tonari from Kyoto based band Datetenryu since 1971 who is one of the most important progressive rock band in Japanese Rock 'n' Roll history. The mysterious profundity, aesthetic, psychedelic, a beat, animism. Masao Tonari has got high evaluation in showing Japanese sounds with his original idea and power of expression.Finally, he releases the first studio recorded solo album which he made with versatile guests


This piece of music was inspired by a visit to Daigo-ji temple in Kyoto with Naoko Arai;a chromatic harmonica player,Yoshihiko Kitamura a studio technician and me, Masao Tonari when I was 32years old. A priest informed us that there was another temple that we could find if we climbed up the steep mountain. We climbed there with curiosity. The sound of the temple bell on the top of the mountain made a deep impression on my heart that day in the winter of 2005. More information about Daigo-ji temple: On that day, we recorded Naoko playing her harmonica in the grounds of the Juntei-do, Kamidaigo in Daigo-ji temple. I requested her to play it with her free feelings in a range ofC,D,E,G,A,C,D and E. It took over 1 year for me to complete this piece of music based on her harmonica track. I had to study her breathing and to understand her uniquetempo, but it only took a half day to finish the piece with my own input, which was mostly ad-libbed. In the field recordings you can hear many natural sounds such as the drifting wave sounds in Kurahashi shima: The sounds of hammering on a construction site in Onomichi. The acoustic guitar sound produced by a Kurzweil K-2661 synthesizer. And if you listen carefully you might be lucky enough to hear the soft voice of a Japanese woman whispering the words,Yoroshiku onegai shimasu' a polite greeting. Masao Tonari

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2012-04-25 at 13:44:06
Hello friend :) Leaving good vibes for your week :) We are also at FB now...would be great to see you there also,the link is on our page here, stay in touch :) Poppy xoxo
2011-06-17 at 16:37:55
hello again Masao, thanks for your friendship :) all the best your way! cheers :)
2011-04-28 at 19:39:56
Thanks for the comeback. best wishes to you and God Bless you
2011-04-11 at 14:03:50
Hello Masao! Thank you for your friendship.I am very glad to new friends. With love,Zhanna. ♥ ♥ ♥
2011-04-10 at 07:12:46
Love your song SPirit of Affection,,,nice song good beat and overall feel and sound !!! PEACE
2011-02-07 at 02:36:28
Kamidaigo,Wow,Love It.
2010-10-27 at 17:09:26
Hi, Calley wishes you success in whatever you do. Great you are featured on IMRadio!! Enjoyed your music. Keep it up!! Love and Blessings!!
2010-09-14 at 22:50:54
one must always be willing to Look Beyond their own Limitations, in order to achieve their Dreams...for show me someone who Dehends their Limitations and I'll show you somene who Gets to Keep them!... Peace Frontline
2010-09-05 at 15:19:33
Heey Masao Tonari. Nice 2 meet u:) And Thanks for the friendship and welcome 2 my page! You know you are always invited to my page okay, so stop by any time to say hallo alright :) Have a great sunday!! Wishing you love, peace and happiness:) Friend Stig Michael. can also right 2 me on
2010-09-05 at 13:46:17
Hello Thank you for finding me here too! Have a joyful and creative autumn... All the best-JJacob
2010-09-05 at 07:12:52
thanks for the message, Hope you are having a good weekend!
2010-07-07 at 19:27:03
Thank you for being friends with Musicians 4 World Peace ( s4worldpeace)----PEACE--- Michael-- P.S. not sure why the s moves in my url…
2010-05-02 at 23:29:18
greeting from Serbia! nice music! please,listen my songs. in Serbia not suport artists... h e l p
2010-03-05 at 08:51:38
cool stuff...
2010-02-02 at 08:42:45
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