Schroeder-Headz、千住宗臣の生ドラムと自身の打ち込みビートが力強いグルーヴ形成する3作目は先鋭性よりヒューマンな部分が前に出た名品

2016.02.22

一昨年の初ライヴ盤を挿んでの3作目は、千住宗臣をドラマーに迎えつつ、その他は(1曲のヴァイオリンを除き)渡辺シュンスケみずからすべての演奏/プログラミングを担当。生ドラムと打ち込みのビートが重なって力強いグルーヴを形成するなか、軽やかなピアノと一時期のスティーヴィー・ワンダーを思わせるモーグ・ベースが、日だまりのように優しい光景を描いていく。先鋭性よりもヒューマンな部分が前に出た名品に。


[English Translation]
Schroeder-Headz  "Tokuiten"

After releasing its first live album two years ago in between, the post-jazz project by keyboardist Shunsuke Watanabe, has delivered its 3rd studio album. Apart from the one track that welcomed as drummer Muneomi Senju, the musician belonging to so many prominent music acts including BOREDOMS, PARA or KOMA and who also serves as supporting drummer for an array of artists, all the instruments were played by Watanabe himself (except for the violin in one of the works). The programming behind each track was taken into his hands too. While the beats of live drums and the computer come together to create a powerful groove, playful piano tunes and Moog bass synths reminiscent of a certain period of Stevie Wonder’s music portray scenes as sweet as pools of sunshine. A wonderful piece that puts to the foremost, the human essences of music rather than the radicality of it. 

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