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Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Starting Point – Kotaro Oshio on AllMusic – – Japanese guitarist Kotaro Oshio occupies. Kotaro Oshio,STARTING POINT,CD Album listed at CDJapan! Get it delivered safely by SAL, EMS, FedEx and save with CDJapan Rewards!. “This song is like jumping into a favorite picture book and starting in on an adventure in a land where everyone is free to leap about and rise to the challenge of.

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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Oshio plays strong melodies using open tunings to create lovely harmonics, and artful tapping to convey urgency and passion. Important information about purchasing this product: My story has also just begun. There srarting a number that are ideal for relaxing, like the gorgeous “Tycho,” which has a simple theme made profound by Oshio’s expressiveness but there are others that bounce right along, like “Breeze,” which demonstrates Oshio’s extraordinary ability to create different stzrting tones in a single chord or line, going from percussive to melodic instantly.

Japanese Disc Format s: He slaps the guitar body, scrapes the strings, and leaves the listener wondering what style of music this gifted guitarist can’t make his own. This item is eligible for Free International Shipping. It’s a perfect example of the creation of an entire new palette of sound on a single instrument. Buy it from Amazon. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

Streams Videos All Posts. The album ends on a stirring note with “Hard Rain,” a Hendrix-like, riff-heavy song that allows Oshio to show off his aggressive right hand technique. The self-penned liner notes to this young Japanese guitarist’s solo album are a bit of a metaphysical giggle, but if you can get beyond such prose as Blue Sky Kotaro Oshio.


Japanese guitarist Kotaro Oshio occupies that rarefied space where the spontaneity of jazz and the transcendent properties New Age converge.

Oshio’s a band in himself. Company Information About YesAsia. Sign in to rate and write review Write a Review. Narada doesn’t help matters by referring to Oshio’s playing as “the most perfect melodic acoustic serenity.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. He’s bound to appeal as well to anyone who enjoys fine compositions well-played. No Rating Available Tell a Friend. Comics In Japanese In Chinese. Important information about unsolicited emails. A loading error has occurred. King wouldn’t have invited him to join him on stage at Montreux. Most of the 12 tracks here are composed by Oshio.

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Release Kotafo October 22, Collectibles Japanese Korean Chinese. If that’s the kind of musician Oshio was, B. This product is accepted for return under certain conditions. On this release, Oshio plays with no accompaniment, but the moods and textures are varied enough to carry the whole album.

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If this pount his “Starting Point,” listeners can only wonder what new musical marvels this young genius will conjure up next. Oshio varies his styles as well. And maybe it loses something in the translation. First Love Kotaro Oshio. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

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Comment on our website Email ootaro CEO. With apparently no multi-tracking, he keeps the rhythm, melodies and harmonies in constant flow and flux by his astounding technique. All transactions at YesAsia.


There are some lovely Brazilian stylings in “Twilight,” some mild funkiness in “Blue Sky” which also shows a superb use of harmonicsa deep, rhythmic groove in “Hard Rain,” and the unexpected and eye-opening transition of the kotato into a zither in “The Third Man Theme,” a delightful recreation of the Anton Karas original.

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The jaunty “Third Man Theme” is a surprising choice for a cover, but Oshio injects new life into the easy-listening staple, using vibrato to imitate the original’s zither. You’ll hear things that remind you of Chet Atkins at his most contemplative, and some of the finest jazz guitarists you’ve heard, but there’s mercifully little navel-gazing music to be found here.

Kotaro Oshio will make most other guitarists drop their jaws in wonder, but he isn’t just a guitar player’s guitar player.