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Ron Berger

 

Bamboo Flute Lullabies of Japan

In Tone CD 2

Ron Berger: Shakuhachi

Rick Frystak: Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer,
Bass, Percussion,Whistling,Electronics

Shirley Muramoto: Koto

TRACKS

1.Lullabye of Itsuki
2.Cherry Blossoms
3.Night Has Fallen
4.Abandoned Castle in Moonlight
5.You're a Good Child

6.Lullabye of Chugoko
7.Tsugaru Mountain Song
8.Lullabye of Shimubara
9.Lullabye of Takeda

The word lullabye might bring to mind the image of childish music, or of light-hearted
sing-along tunes. ”Bamboo Flute Lullabies of Japan”, however, is a CD full of
rich, textural, enchanting music from a great Japanese tradition with a contemporary sound.The nine soothing
melodies of this CD are all derived from folk-song lullabies of rural Japan.
The artists have chosen not to include lyrics, however, leaving only delicate, traditional
instrumental music. The recording uses Japanese instruments, combined with keyboards,
guitar and percussion to achieve a sacred, intimate ambience. The nine thematic melodies are performed on the shakuhachi,
a bamboo flute with a haunting, rich tone, which originated in China, and was
further developed in Medieval Japan as a Zen meditation tool and here played in a contemporary mood.
The recording is full of the wonderful soothing sounds one expects from traditional Japanese music.

Ron Berger, born in New York City, moved to California as a young man and there met his
shakuhachi teacher, Masayuki Koga, sensei, in 1975 while attending a zen meditation retreat.
Ron now lives in Los Angeles, where he teaches, performs, and records.

Rick Frystak, a native Californian, is the composer of the music surrounding the Shakuhachi
on this album. He performs on guitar, keyboards, and percussion, as well as producing,
engineering, mixing and editing the recording.

PRODUCED BY RICK FRYSTAK

Recorded at In Tone Studio. Vacuum Tube mastered at The Mastering Lab by Gavin Lurssen

...Nine soothing melodies from the folk-song tradition of rural Japan, crafted into lush,
modern arrangements. Beautiful sounds from an ancient
culture for the contemporary listener." -NEW AGE MAGAZINE

"...a soothing masterpiece". -DIRTY LINEN MAGAZINE

"...I never tire of this recording..Highly recommended"-Lauren Foster-Macleod/BLESSED BEE MAGAZINE

"...it is full of the wonderful soothing sounds one expects from traditional Japanese music."-MASSAGE MAGAZINE

 

単語子守唄幼稚な音楽のイメージ連想させるたり、
-沿ってを歌う "日本子守唄"はしかしCDの満ちている
現代sound.The日本の偉大な伝統から豊かなテクスチャー魅力的な音楽をなだめる
このCDのメロディー、すべての日本の田舎民謡子守唄から派生しています。
アーティストは残してしかし歌詞を含めないようにして選択しただけでなく、伝統的な繊細な
インストゥルメンタル音楽記録キーボードと組み合わせて日本の楽器を使用しています
ギターとパーカッションは、神聖な親密な雰囲気実現しています。主題メロディー尺八で実行される
中国で発信され、された忘れられない豊かなトーン
さらに座禅ツールとして中世の日本で開発されたここに現代的な気分で演奏した。
記録は、1つは、日本の伝統的な音楽から期待して素敵ななだめるような音がいっぱいです。

ニューヨーク市生まれて、Ron Bergerは若い頃、カリフォルニア州に移動しそこで出会った
1975年尺八の先生雅之古賀先生禅の瞑想に参加
ロン、彼が教えている実行し、レコード、ロサンゼルスに住んでいます。

リックFrystakは、ネイティブカリフォルニア尺八取り巻く音楽作曲家である
このアルバムで、ギターキーボード、パーカッションだけでなく、製造上の実行
エンジニアリング、ミキシングと編集記録