Boomkat Product Review:
‘Feel’, the new record by the Osaka band Nagisa Ni Te (aka Shinji Shibayama and Masako Takeda) is now available for the first time outside of Japan. Nagisa Ni Te ('On the Beach' in English) are on the vanguard of the burgeoning psych-avant-folk movement in Japan and is essential for those who were touched by the subtle beauty of the recent Geographic compilation 'Songs For A Simple Moment'. The songs within Feel bring to mind the very best of sixties' and seventies' psychedelic, progressive and folk rock while steadfastly remaining in the modern by introducing to the mix avant touches ala' Eric Dolphy and Robert Wyatt. Soaring Gilmour-esque guitar solos abet the colliding forces of heaven and nature. And that is where Shibayama and Takeda reside, either on their way towards or in the process of departing the Garden of Eden. Bliss.