Tag Archive: ambient

Oct 05

[live report] Far East to East Showcase (Gelatine, Echostream, Swinging Popsicle, Kokusyoku Sumire)

When pop group AKB48 ran across the stage waving at their fans during their debut American concert, the members were in perfect sync. When Fujishima Mineko of Swinging Popsicle ran across the stage high-fiving the audience at the Far East to East Showcase, she nearly hit her head on a speaker. The New York Anime …

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Apr 27

[review] On Ensemble: Ume in the Middle

Article by Shay of Sparkplugged.net On Ensemble (pronounced “Ohn”) pulls traditional Japanese music up by its roots and replants it in rich soil, fertilized by modern style and sensibility. The band’s latest album, Ume in the Middle, features a fresh synthesis of east and west and innovation and tradition, that provides the context for On …

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