Artist: Hiroshima Title Of Album: Hiroshima Year Of Release: 1979 Label: Arista Genre: Jazz, Fusion Quality: MP3 Bitrate: 192 Kbps Total Size: 88 Mb
From the opening infectious R&B groove(with a slight Santana feel) of the instrumental Lion Dance to June Kuramoto's gifted and talented playing of the Japanese koto instrument on the track Kokoro it is quite obvious this group was serious then as it is now. Hiroshima has never been a novelty act.Their command of being able to blend so many beautiful styles of music together for something that is truly peaceful,positive, and ethereal is just incredible ! On this debut (I think it's their debut)demonstrates just how ahead of the times they were.Very different yet very familiar for 1979 late disco era.However, make no mistake, there is no disco here. Female and male vocals are of a soothing nature...This is a highly recommended listen. The material may a sound a bit dated. Yet, there are so many new age ambient nuances and pop/jazz/r&b elements that make this a timeless project !
Track: ---------- 1. Lion Dance 2. Roomful Of Mirrors 3. Kokoro 4. Long Time Love 5. Da-Da 6. Never, Ever 7. Holidays 8. Taiko Song