2000 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Pipa Xing - Works Of Akira Ifukube
CD Label: Camerata
CD Number: 28CM-558
Music Composed by: Akira Ifukube
Koto played by: Keiko Nosaka
Number of tracks: 3
Running time: 48:49
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1999

REVIEW

July 30, 2000

The KOTO is a Japanese string instrument. This CD is comprised of music composed by Akira Ifukube for that instrument and played here by Keiko Nosaka.

This CD only has three tracks. Track #1, "Pipa Xing", was probably my least favorite on the CD. The music is slow and somewhat plodding in nature. Also some of the notes played sound like a badly out of tune guitar. Track #2, "Chant De La Serinde", was my favorite. It's a lovely, slow, instrumental version of a song we have heard on a variety of "Mothra" movie soundtracks. Track #3, "Kugo-Ka", is a medium tempo number and also very enjoyable.

Overall this was a very pleasant, relaxing, listening experience.

Pipa Xing - Works Of Akira Ifukube

  1. Pipa Xing
  2. Chant De La Serinde
  3. Kugo-Ka