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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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Hiroshima

http://www.reverbnation.com/masaoto...

Electronic

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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


Kamidaigo

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: http://www.daigoji.or.jp/e/index.html 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


spirit of affection on YouTube

My new video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP7osic37lA


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tears for
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Lullaby of
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Kamidaigo 

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2009-08-28 at 09:19:49
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2009-08-25 at 18:12:55
Thank you very much for your comment, it is a pleasure to be your virtual friend, greetings Ro
2009-08-23 at 22:24:08
LOVING YOUR AMBIENT SOUNDS!!
2009-08-17 at 18:52:56
:):):)
2009-08-15 at 14:12:32
Hi Masao, thank you for your friendship here too! AINESHANA
2009-08-14 at 20:53:42
Masao, wishing you a great weekend! Louise
2009-08-09 at 05:52:38
Peace
2009-08-09 at 04:29:46
Hey Masao Tonari, great to be a friend of Yours, wonderful music. Wish You a nice Sunday! Light and Happiness, Miella
2009-07-31 at 13:14:11
Hey ! Masao great to meet you. All the bestin music from the Powerage boys in Australia Cheers Ian
2009-07-30 at 02:55:03
Beautiful music my friend.
2009-07-18 at 02:10:02
Have a great weekend my Friend!!!JoJo
2009-07-15 at 17:17:01
HEEYAA MASTER! how you doing dude?? check out our montrous video on www.myspace.com/sickdayse ptember and check out our rad tunes!!
2009-07-11 at 13:18:54
Hey! Thank you and much respect from a rock and classic dinosaur! ;) Rainer
2009-07-09 at 14:45:42
Hello Masao keep the good work, all the best Salvo
2009-07-08 at 18:27:15
Greetings Masao Thx 4 ur support Have a great day
2009-07-08 at 04:50:46
Hi Masao, thank you for your friendship! Like your keyboard sounds and bass playing, Delilah Clark
2009-07-06 at 00:10:20
You're welcome.love your sound.Peace
2009-07-05 at 16:50:05
Thanks Masao.Great work here.AmitiƩs
2009-07-05 at 08:17:17
Hi Masao, Beautiful music here, Best wishes, Spiros.
2009-06-29 at 17:36:40
Cool tunes friend, pleasure to meet you Be Blessed O.R.M.E.
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