Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop
Listen to Samples
Similarly Requested CDs
Member CD Reviews
Kathy S. (lakotakat)
Reviewed on 1/16/2011...
I give this CD a fairly good review - it is interesting and actually pleasant to listen to. Yes, there occasionally is a bit of flute playing, but it weaves in and out of the drums. The flute is certainly not the "main focus" of this CD. The flute is part of the entire performance, and the drums are not merely "background," as another reviewer has said. It also includes "clacking" of the drumsticks. Funny, he didn't mention that!
###----> Kathy S (aka lakotakat)
Not what I expected.
E. D. Garcia | San Francisco, CA | 09/19/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I saw the cover photo for this one... four guys with HUGE drums... and thought, yep! I want that!BUT what did I get? Bamboo flute music. The drums are just backing for a flute.
What a let down.I was expecting driving, thunderous drums that would shake the foundation of my house... not on this album. The rhythms, while slightly syncopated and infrequently complex, never sit center stage, and never move.And THREE versions of the SAME song? On a CD with 15 tracks, I might tolerate it, but on one with 9 tracks... It's just filler.The only track that stands out is the last one: Dzauku, which was written by Kodo.If you want Japanese drum music that could be used as background music, get this CD.
If you want Japanese drum music that shakes the pillars of Heaven, get the "Best of Kodo", or even Kitaro's "Best of Ten Years.""