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ARTIST
TITLE
Deeper Than Oceans
FORMAT
CD

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STCD 4002CD STCD 4002CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

2003 release. Identifying Kazufumi Miyazawa as a Japanese rock star is true enough but not even the half of it. Yes, he formed The Boom with a bunch of school friends in Kofu, Japan, in 1989, and before long the band's post-punk, neo-ska rock attracted a cult following and a major record deal. And yes, "Shima Uta," The Boom's rock update of an Okinawan folksong, sold over one-and-a-half million copies and won the Japanese Record of the Year award in 1993. But since then, while sustaining The Boom, Miyazawa has followed his fascinations with Indonesian degung, Argentine tango, Brazilian samba, and other adventurous styles via a solo career and projects with a very different band, Ganga Zumba. His most celebrated solo album to date is Deeper Than Oceans, released internationally by Sterns Music in 2003. Produced by Arto Lindsay and recorded in Tokyo, Okinawa, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador with some 40 musicians, including Takashi Hirayasu and Moreno Veloso, Deeper Than Oceans is a musical exploration that covers wide expanses without ever losing Miyazawa's personality. Includes remixes by Chris Franck, Trüby Trio, and Ryukyu Underground.