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      Hiroya Tsukamoto (featuring Satoshi Takeishi)                    Places

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Hiroya Tsukamoto

Vocal and Guitars

Satoshi Takeishi

Percussions

 

 

333 discs (JAPAN)

 

Recorded in July 2014 at Scholes Studio, Brooklyn, NY

Recorded and Mixed by Satoshi Takeishi

Produced by Satoshi Takeishi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRAKS

01. Black Canyon
02. Vuelta
03. Another Great Day to Be Alive
04. Confluencia
05. Mountain Song
06. Aiyanna
07. By the Sea
08. Cielo y Mar
09. Takibi

All the songs composed by Hiroya Tsukamoto

 

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ALBUM REVIEW

"Places" is a considerable departure for this talented transplant from Japan to New York, whose first solo CD, Solo, was a more cerebral offering. On these nine pieces Tsukamoto extends his abstract imagistic compositions to the land of folk, jazz, and world music. Teaming up with inspired percussionist, Satoshi Takeishi, Tsukamoto goes beyond the atmospheric in creating a landscape of riveting patterns and eclectic sounds that defy clear categorization. The CD begins strongly with the driving tremolo and chiming percussion on "Black Canyon," then shifts to a brooding, almost sinister, melody. The mood shifts abruptly with "Vuelta," an uptempo, somewhat conventional fingerstyle piece that again shifts musical direction, with the introduction of deep slow chords, before returning to its jaunty opening. "Another Great Day To Be Alive" could be from the American songbook, while "Confluencia," "Aiyanna," and "By the Sea," are variously quiet and contemplative, moody, and evocative. Other pieces reveal more jazz or Latin influences, such as "Cielo y Mar," which employs wordless vocalizing. Tsukamoto's playing shows a strong preference for elaborating on the possibilities of the individual note rather than on flashy technique; the gorgeous "Takibi" especially demonstrates his thick, luscious tone. One of the strongest pieces is "Mountain Song" with its propulsive rhythm and repetitive four-note refrain, which especially displays the almost telepathic communication between guitarist and percussionist. Taking the listener to uncommon sonic landscapes, Tsukamoto's "Places" is an unconventional album from a truly unusual talent.
(C) CeLline Keating (minor 7th / Acoustic Guitar Magazine)

 

      Hiroya Tsukamoto                   Heartland

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Hiroya Tsukamoto

Vocal and Guitars

 

333 discs (JAPAN)

 

Recorded 2010-11 in New York

Mixed by Pete Rende and Randy Merrill

Mastered by Randy Merrill

 

 

Produced by Hiroya Tsukamto

 

 

 

 

TRACKS

01. La Primavera
02. Distancia
03. Kaze yori hayaku
04. Gemni Bridge
05. River Song
06. Heartland
07. Yugure
08. Ameni Utarenagara
09. Going to Durango

 

 

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ALBUM REVIEW

Hiroya Tsukamoto's musical career began in his early teens when he took up the banjo and, shortly after, the acoustic guitar. During his college years in Japan, he became influenced by the South American Nueva CancioLn movement, stylistic notes of which are evident in "Heartland," the fifth recording to feature Tsukamoto on the guitar, and the first to prominently feature his vocal work. Some of the compositions in "Heartland" are languid, some are upbeat, and many feature original Japanese lyrics that are introspective, nostalgic, and deeply connected to the natural world. While American listeners may not understand the language, they will certainly find the melodies of the songs and the rhythms of the words as fluid, alluring, and engaging as Tsukamotofs playing itself. This artistfs abilities are especially highlighted in the solo instrumental compositions ("La Primavera," "Gemni Bridge," "Going to Durango," and the albumfs namesake, "Heartland") that are thoughtfully interwoven throughout the lyric songs and bookend the album in a neat prelude-postlude fashion. These ease the listener in and out of Tsukamotofs more contemplative vocal pieces, and afford the best chances to really appreciate his precision, movement, expressiveness, and dynamic playing. (C) Ryan Fark (minor 7th)

 

 

 

 

HIROYA TSUKAMOTO                      SOLO

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Hiroya Tsukamoto

Steel and Nylon string acoustic guitars

 

 

Recorded 2011 in New York

Mixed and Mastered by Randy Merrill

 

 

Produced by Hiroya Tsukamto

 

 

 

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1. Icy

TRACKS

01. Icy Day
02. From Coast to Coast
03. Dawn
04. Confluencia
05. Soledad
06. Media Noche
07. Tears
08. Salvador
09. Waiting for April
10. Longing

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02. From Coast to Coast
03. Dawn
04. Confluencia
05. Soledad
06. Media Noche
07. Tears
08. Salvadoiting for April

 

     

 

Group's albums

About the group INTEROCEANICO:

Interoceanico is a unique blend of special musician from different countries and continents all over the world. Interoceanico's music is a cornucopia of lush harmonies, lyrical melodies, driving rhythms and the first-class arrangements that form their original music. The architecture of their music is shaped by the variety of diverse influences and backgrounds that each of the members have. Interoceanico's inimitable sound and inventiveness are evident throughout the musical journey that The Other Side of the World takes the listner on.

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INTEROCEANICO

Where the River Shines

2008

 

MUSICIANS

Hiroya Tsukamoto Guitar
Marta Gomez Vocal
Nuno Antunes  Clarinet
Dan Brantigan  Flugelhorn & Vocal
Yulia Musayelyan Flute
Moto Fukushima  Bass
Franco Pinna  Drums & Percussions
Gomez Vocal
Nuno Antunes  Clarinet
Dan Brantig
an  Flugelhorn & Vocal
Yulia Musayelyan Flute
Moto Fukushima  Bass
Franco Pinna  Drums & Percussions

 

 

TRACKS

01. El Cielo
02. Circumference
03. Facin the Dawn
04. Bochis
05. Lifelong
06. Everyday
07. I Finally Found
08. Zamba de un Viajero
09. F
10. Outgrowth
11. Aire 09. F
10. Outgrowth
11. Aire

 

 

 

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INTEROCINTEROCEANICOEANICO 3

Confluencia

2006

 

MUSICIANS

Hiroya Tsukamoto Guitar
Moto Fukushima  Bass
Franco Pinna  Drums  1. Lejano
2. Carnavalito 18
3. Bicicleta
4. I Was Always There
5. Tekyl Feinuhan
6. Gone
7. Seventh Night
8. Everlasting
9. South
10. Sakhalin
11. Tolerancia

 

TRACKS

1. Lejano
2. Carnavalito 18
3. Bicicleta
4. I Was Always There
5. Tekyl Fei
nuhan
6. Gone
7. Seventh Night
8. Everlasting
9. South
10. Sakhalin
11. Tolerancia
12. Brooklyn Bound
13. Till the End of Time

 

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INTEROCINTEROCEANICOEANICO

 The Other Side of the World

2004

 

MUSICIANS

Hiroya Tsukamoto  Guitar
Marta Gomez  Vocal
Alejandra Ortiz  Vocal
Dan Brantigan  Trumpet & Flugelhorn
Andrew Kim  Piano & Melodica
Moto Fukushima  Bass
Franco Pinna  Drums & Percussions
Brian McLaughlin  Percussions & Drums
6. El Otro Lado del Mundo
7. Sceneries

8. Nostalgia por un Lugar Desconocido
9. Samba de Siempre
10.Summerville

TRACKS

1. Voces de la Sierra
2. Vistas del Pasado
3. What We Have Lost
4. Something Reminds Me of You
5. Nunca He Estado Alli
6. El Otro Lado del Mundo
7. Sceneries
8. Nostalgia por un Lugar Desconocido
9. Samba de Siempre
10.Summerville  8. Nostalgia por un Lugar Desconocido
9. Samba de Siempre
10.Summerville

 

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