Boomkat Product Review:
'The Same As A Flower' is the sixth album to come from Japan's children of nature Nagisa Ni Te, aka Masaka Takeda and Shinji Shibayama. This being the third album that Jag Jaguwar have picked up while Geographic introduced them to the UK in 2001, a couple of other albums remain Japanese only imports. This new record was recorded between 2002 and the beginning of 2004 and like previous excursions the songs are about nature, about the singularity of two people immersed in nature together, and about experiencing life as 'being', not 'becoming' or 'recovering from'. Like their previous full-length record, 'Feel', 'The Same As A Flower' still brings to mind the very best of sixties' and seventies' psychedelic, progressive and folk rock (i.e. middle era Roy Harper, Pink Floyd, 13th Floor Elevators and early Neil Young). Blissful.