Boomkat Product Review:
Jazzy 1977 rework of a traditional Japanese wedding song, backed with Visible Cloaks’ weightless ambient electronic remix
The 1977 version was conceived by Jazz man Jun Arasaki and his group Nine Sheep, and executed in one take (this recording) on five sanshin, four winds, piano, bass, percussion and drums for a TV broadcast. It’s somehow solemn yet joyous in a slow and stately way, with lyrics describing how “beautiful buds unfold”.
Fourth World inhabitants and dreamers Visible Cloaks remix ‘Kajyadhi Fu Bushi’ in their own image, resulting a diaphanous, gauzy swell of harmonised synth chorales infiltrated by playful ghosts in the machine and weft with elusive traces of the original vocal to sound like a Google deep dream reverie of the real thing.