2015.03.31

活動を休止したOvallのギタリストが、初めて自身の名のもとに送り出すフル作。ウーター・ヘメルジョヴァンカ、Ovallのmabanuaなど、国内外のヴォーカリストを迎えた歌ものとインストが織り成す12曲から聴こえてくるのは、Ovallが現時点でのラスト作『DAWN』で見せたアプローチを受け継ぎ、発展させた音像だ。野太いビートも顔を覗かせるものの、アルバムの軸を成しているのは、フュージョンや70年代のアメリカン・ロックの要素が色濃い開放的でレイドバックしたグルーヴ。別動ユニットであるEARTのオーガニックなポップ感や、vusikのチルな空気も投げ込まれており、彼の多様な活動をひとつにまとめ上げることに成功している。日々の滋養となりそうな、美しく健やかなアンサンブルをご堪能あれ。

 

[English Translation]
Shingo Sekiguchi "Brilliant"

Shingo Sekiguchi has released a full-scale album under his own name for the first time. He is known as a guitarist of Ovall, a spiritual jazz/hip-hop band that is on hiatus from their music activity. He had both national and international vocalists such as Wouter Hamel, GIOVANCA and mabanua, the drummer of Ovall, as guests on this piece. The album weaves 12 tunes of songs and instrumentals, delivering a sound image that inherited and developed the approach demonstrated in Ovall’s "DAWN", the band’s last work at this point. Rough beats sometimes appear, but the core of this album consists of fusion and grooves which are open and laid-back, sharply showing the factor of '70s American rock. Organic and pop atmosphere was brought from EART, his other unit, and the chill mood was brought from vusik, another solo project of his, proving the successful compilation of his diverse activities into this one album. Enjoy this beautiful and healthy ensemble that may work as your daily nutrition.

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