|John Kaizan Neptune
What do you need to fly a kite? Wind
(shakuhachi) and strings(s). Ignoring boundaries and using instruments
in unusual and unexpected ways: The music here may not fit neatly
into established categories. But blending different styles is
not the purpose of this album. It's much simpler than that. There
are so many wonderful textures found in different kinds of music
around the world and it seems natural to want to explore these
textures. So what do you call it when a classical guitar player
does a dirty slow blues, or a string quartet swings with a "walking"
cello, or a shakuhachi player sings into the instrument while
the strings play an African percussion groove? I call it music
we had a great time creating, and I hope the listener can participate
in the wide range of vibrations.