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ARTIST
TITLE
A Bumpkin's Empty Bravado
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
PSF 8031CD PSF 8031CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/17/2009

"Celebrating 35 years of vagabond soul by one of Japan's most distinctive and original folk voices. A Bumpkin's Empty Bravado (Japanese title: Inakamono no karagenki) is Tomokawa's first completely solo album in fifteen years and a triumphant return to full-voiced form after his recent illness. Stripped of his usual backing band, there's a crystalline hardness evident in the best of Tomokawa's songs here -- a hard, blazing core in which mellifluous lyricism and eruptions of highly individual madness are fused. Lyrically there's a new focus on Akita, the northern prefecture of his birth, as well as on the linkages between visual and musical art. Nine tracks; thirty-five minutes. Booklet includes liner-notes and lyrics in Japanese and English." -- Alan Cummings