Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tapping, Slapping, and Body Hitting (Otofuke KENTA)

This is not a violence gossip ;-)
Tapping, Slapping and Body Hittings are rather new guitar techniques. Otofuke, the acoustic guitar unit by Kenta and Ishii, was organized in April, 2003. They started as a street musician, sold 2000 CDs in 6 months(about 80 CDs per weekend :-). After the performance in the CMJ Music Marathon, NY, USA, in October 2004, Otofuke went into a brief while hibernation. An year later, October 2005, Kenta restarted Otofuke as a solo musician. His works are used in TV and Radio, and had performed in the widely known annual music festa "Summer Sonic 2006" last year.
Now he plays on the streets again, in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. every weekend. There was great atmosphere with passions and positive energies from Otofuke(Kenta) and his audience when I saw him near the south entrance of JR Shinjuku station.

Otofuke's 2nd Album "butterfly effect+" sound (feel the tapping, slapping, and body hitting ;-)

photo taken by (C)mkyg

photo taken by (C)mkyg

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