when this little adventure begun...
The UtopicMusic adventure began in November 12, 2007. Today, after a long time, here is the first published article.
This post is a kind of time machine, with a copy-paste of that short, ancient post, devoted to some magic Japanese artists.
Much time has passed. I had the good fortune to know Manhan (Miura Ichi-go and Hikari Soma) when they came here in Italy less than a year ago. Irurissat have granted his songs in 2007 and Krita Yuga - later in 2008 - sent us a long interview.
I'm looking for these artists again (and all the others of the list!). What are they doing today? Would they like to send me new songs for the UtopicMusic listeners pleasure?
So, I'm doing it again: here is the first UtopicMusic post. It's born again.
(I wonder if these links are still working today!)
November 12, 2007
My first web-trip, looking for something different: a collection of songs, written and performed by unsigned artists from Japan.
(Click the artists name and go!)
MANHAN - Favourite track: "Lesson 1 The Glocken"
KRITA YUGA - Favourite track: "Invisible Walls"
HIROYUKI SEINO - Favourite track; "20070715"
YUKIMICHI - Favourite track: "Atmosphere"
TREEHOUSE - Favourite track: "Fllow the owl"
BURRN - Favourite track: "Shut my eyes"
IRURISSAT - Favourite track: Illusory
No.305 - Favourite track: "Haijrusu" (this guy seems to be creazy!)
SAMURAI CHAMPLOO - Favourite track: "Dead Season"
PC ENGINE / COREGRAFX - Favourite track: "Coryoon stage 3"
THE JOHN'S GUERRILLA - Favourite track: "All tomorrow's genius" - (Rock'n roll in the end!)
In these pictures, Ichi-go & Hikari (Manhan) with Jacopo "the good fellow" at Radio Sherwood, Padua...
David Tosches’ music can be compared to a plant trying to survive the winter. Survival means trying to hold on to last of the sunlight energy stored in its cells, resisting the cold of the wind and harsh temperatures. Apparently, immobile yet with the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures new buds seem to magically appear before your eyes..
I have that same sensation when I listen to song after song by this singer- songwriter from Torino. His music slowly sinks in to the soul of the listener who is able to discover little by little new ways of interpreting his words and music. Tosches takes nothing for granted. His songs seemed to be whispered instead of actually sung. The instruments in the background create a space where total musical equilibrium is astonishing. Whether it be the sound of a violin, keyboards or the chimes of a clock; everything revolves and interacts perfectly around the vocals and the guitar.
The song “Case” opens the Davide Tosches’ album and it immediately pulls you into musical territories that indeed are dear to him. The title track of the CD ‘Dove l’erba è alta’ captures the listener with its lyrics and extreme simplicity of its sounds. “ Deserto” leaves us with a feeling of anxiousness.
Winter has long been over but Davide Tosches’ music , in any season, is like a flower ready to bloom …are you sure you won’t be completely enticed but its intoxicating scent?
English translation by Karin Andrea Halliwell
Artists permanently and randomly on air at present date