2014.06.19

前作は歌モノだったが、今回はインスト。しかも全編ボトルネックのスライド奏法で弾きまくる、極めてテクニカルかつ情緒豊かな作品だ。基本形式はブルースだがテンポやコードは自由自在で、指先で歌うように紡ぐメロディーは純粋そのもの。“Too Young”“Under The Boardwalk”のカヴァーも秀逸だ。12曲43分というコンパクトさゆえ、全体の印象は愛らしくてポップ。若い世代も軽やかに聴ける稀有なブルース集だ。

 

[English Translation]
Kantaro Uchida "DES'E MY BLUES"

Unlike the previous full vocal album, this latest one turns out to be a full instrumental piece. Moreover, it is an extremely technical and emotional collection with all tracks played on bottleneck slide guitars. The basic format is blues, but the tempos or chords shift as they please, and the melodies are as pure as can be as if singing out directly from the fingertips. The cover versions of "Too Young" or "Under The Boardwalk" are sheer excellence. Due to the compact length of 43minutes for 12 tracks, the album gives an impression of being on the sweet and pop side, though all the more so, it is no doubt also a rare selection of blues that can be played casually by younger generations.

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