June 15, 2015

I have no idea where to even start with this song. It's hands-down one of the most original things I've heard in a long while. It's funk, it's psychedelic rock, it's gagaku, it's kumi-daiko, and so much more. I love traditional Japanese music and I love funk, which is probably why I'm really obsessed with this album. If you are looking for something fresh and original, Benzaiten by Osamu Kitajima is as original as it gets. Instruments ranging from clavinet to fue come together in musical and instrumental harmony. It's not every day that something like this comes around.

What are you listening to tonight?

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. When registering you will also be presented with the option to tie all your old Disqus comments to your new Insticator account. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.