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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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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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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
Hello Friend....Please follow the Link Below... tch?v=2D7Iws8EMbE it is from a song from my upcoming album "Speak out" is called "Neda"...But Most important is the fact that this video speaks to the Millions of people who are fighting and Giving up their Lives for the right to be Free.......Please leave your responses to show we are a people who support causes worldwide and denounce terror, censorship and oppressive regimes anywhere and anytime!...Neda has left an impression on me forever...I Hope she touches you too!....much Luv to you... Peace Frontline
2010-01-12 at 08:03:07
Share "Valentine's Day" with someone you love (or want to). The Song and Video are here on IMRadio (video also on Paul.
2010-01-11 at 23:17:16
2010-01-06 at 04:28:14
Hello Masao, what beautiful atmospheric sounds. lovely indeed. cheers marni
2010-01-03 at 02:47:20
One can never be all things to everybody...but you owe it to yourself to be all that you can be for your own enlightenment...peace of mind...and Good Karma...Happy New Decade to you! Peace Frontline
2009-12-31 at 19:03:22
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Year's Day. Wishing you a Lovely and Happy New Year!! Hugs, Diana
2009-12-26 at 22:05:20
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE LOVE CHECK OUT MY MUSIC m/mcjohnnyblack family2 family lackfamily lack76
2009-12-24 at 06:31:15
Hello My Dear Friend !! May Your Holidays Be Merry and Bright !! Peace and Love
2009-12-21 at 08:53:42
Hi My Dear Friend, I just want to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!:) Love & Hugs..."Murphy" "Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed." Psalm 112:1-2
2009-12-20 at 19:22:13
Hi Masao, wishing you a wonderful Xmas! May your Festive Season be full of love, peace, health and happiness!!!Greets JoJo
2009-12-13 at 13:50:28
Wishing you peace and happiness in this Joyous Season! Paul.
2009-12-07 at 01:48:09
Hope all is going your way and you are being creative...Keep the faith...peace...Frontline
2009-12-03 at 06:22:30
Wonderful compositions and perfect playing! Best thing I've heard in some time. Jamie Mallender, Solo Recording Artist, Session Player and Bass Player For Former Black Sabbath Singer, Tony Martin
2009-12-02 at 17:16:34
Hi friend, thanks for the compliment! Keep in contact! Love, Calley
2009-12-01 at 20:45:02
Wishing you peace and light in your musical journey! Great sounds my new friend :) Jennifer
2009-11-15 at 02:09:03
Listening to "Vision for the Songs." Absolutely Beautiful Work. Your so very talented. Paul, your fan from Future Now.
2009-11-13 at 17:54:31
I just heard your outstanding song 'Tears For Life' playing here on IMRadio
2009-11-12 at 17:04:38
Greetings Massao Thanks 4 your support Have a great day Blessings
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