Serene strings and ambient tones accompany this gorgeous piece from vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita which will enchant fans partial to Broken Social Scene, Yann Tiersen, Nico Muhly, Damien Rice. Fujita is a Berlin-based Japanese artist who, in his first solo release Stories, presents some off the wall ideas with the vibraphone including different melodic sensibilities, song structure, and “prepared” vibraphone which achieves an aleatoric mood similar to John Cage in the way he uses odd items to hammer the vibraphone. Definitely worth checking out if one digs instrumental space outs or compositional ambition.
Written by Case Newsom
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