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Tamayura Tenchigaraku Best Selection +α

by Tenchigaraku

Bridging a divide in musical scales of the Western and Classical Japanese music, Tenchigaraku performs both original music and cover tunes with Gagaku instruments such as the Hichiriki (oboe), the Ryuteki (transverse flute) and the Sho (mouth organ)
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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1. Tenchi No Hibiki (Echoes of Heaven and Earth) [New Version] Remastered]
3:58 $0.99
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2. Senran No Uzu (Disturbances of War) [Remastered]
2:37 $0.99
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3. Tenkai Eno Kaidan (Stairs to Heaven) [Remastered]
5:47 $0.99
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4. Yamato No Otodama (Japanese Music) [Remastered]
4:49 $0.99
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5. Kaze No Oukoku (Kingdom of Wind) [Remastered]
3:37 $0.99
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6. Hayakikoto Kazenogotoku (As Fast as the Wind) [Remastered]
4:40 $0.99
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7. Furusato No Kaze (Wind of Hometown) [Remastered]
4:08 $0.99
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8. Tera No Komichi (Temple's Alley) [Remastered]
4:51 $0.99
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9. Tooryanse (Ain't Getting By) [Remastered]
2:28 $0.99
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10. Oborodukiyo (Night With a Hazy Moon) [Remastered]
3:07 $0.99
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11. Koganeiro No Motoe (Toward the Gold) [Remastered]
3:41 $0.99
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12. Toyura No Miyako (Metropolis of Toyura) [Remastered]
3:08 $0.99
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13. Tenchi No Hibiki (Echoes of Heaven and Earth) [Original Version] [Remastered]
6:27 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This album is the first Best selected and Remastered album selected from their 6 albums (including 5 albums that are out of sales). A group of Osaka-area young men and women in the Shinto priesthood came together in August 2003, and started a one-of-a-kind musical mission. Their band is called Tenchigaraku, and its members consist of Shinto priests, Shrine maidens and Gagaku musicians. Gagaku is a type of Japanese classical music formed as a fusion of Japanese native Shinto religious music and folk songs and dance, brought from the ancient civilizations of China and Korea between the 5th and 9th centuries. It was established in its artistic form around the 10th century and it has been passed down across many generations under the patronage of the Imperial Family to date. Tenchigagaku came into the world to present this oldest form of Japanese music as living art of strong presence and promise for future development through contemporary arrangements while carrying on the long tradition of Gagaku.

The music of Tenchigaraku is characterized by the unique crossover of “past and present” and “East and West” based on the theory originated by band leader Kazuya Kujime. Bridging a divide in musical scales of the Western and Classical Japanese music, Tenchigaraku performs both original music and cover tunes with Gagaku instruments such as the Hichiriki (oboe), the Ryuteki (transverse flute) and the Sho (mouth organ). Also in the mix are the Erhu (Chinese two-stringed fiddle) and the Morin Khuur (Mongolian bowed stringed instrument), as well as the more familiar instruments such as piano, drums, guitar and synthesizer. Changing freely its composition according to the tune, Tenchigaraku creates the open and fascinating world of Gagaku, literally meaning “graceful music,” of our time.

In August 2003, Tenchigaraku came into being and started performing mainly in the Osaka area, where most of the band members lived. From the very beginning, Tenchigaraku has attracted widespread media attention. In 2004, the band embarked on its first tour to France/Switzerland performing in Paris, Lyon and Geneva. In 2006, Tenchigaraku released its first CD as independent music artists. As the band began to play in-store concerts extensively, their activities set out to expand nationwide.

In the summer of 2008, Tenchigaraku was given an opportunity to join Ryuichi Sakamoto, a renowned Japanese musician of today, to play “Tong Poo,” a masterpiece of Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) at “LOHAS Classical Concert Produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto.” This honor came along after Tenchigaraku sent in a piece of recording for audition to be played on Sakamoto’s radio program. Their joint live performance was broadcast on BSi in December 2011 and the complete 4:45 release can be heard on the “Video page" of their official website.

Tenchigaraku released 6 CDs independently through their past activities and most of them were already sold out. So in the summer of 2013, they released the best selection CD "Tamayura -Tenchigaraku Best Selection +α" commemorative of their 10th anniversary from band establishment. 13 songs had selected for this album including 2 Japanese traditional songs ( #9 "Tooryanse" and #10 "Oborodukiyo" ) and 11 original songs.

And this is the first time that Tenchigaraku sells their physical album out of Japan. We are so glad if you at overseas like our music. Thank you for reading !

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