Sunday, January 25, 2015

crystal love

Ok let's dig a little bit deeper. I don't know how familiar you are with Japanese Jazz genius Yuji Ohno. He's probably most well known for providing the score to the Anime TV Series 'Lupin The Third', as well as many other Japanese films and television shows. While doing some research on the man, i discover that almost every biography on Ohno mentions a Trio he was in with Miroslav Vitous... and yet no one names the band... anyone?? I would seriously like to hear that collaboration. Anyway, Yuji has produced well over 25 albums, from the mid 70's to around 2008, or so. I've only heard 2 or 3 of his records and of what i have heard, 'Space Kid' from 1978 is the only one i've managed to collect so far. I'm no expert on the man, but it seems he's tackled all kinds of styles and subjects and given the Manga nature of a great many of his works there is a kind of hybrid blending style to them (certainly with what i have heard), nearly all of it dripping in a future/retro nostalgia. Check out 'Prologue - Crystal Love' from the album 'Space Kid'... more from Yuji coming up. So from crystals of one kind to crystal love of another...

yuji ohno - prologue - crystal love

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