The NZA Posted June 10, 2009 Share Posted June 10, 2009 back in early '05, id found myself with some time on my hands and got to catching up on anime series id been sitting on - first of which was Samurai Champloo, which is still amongst my favorites. One thing that particularly stood out, though, was the jazzed-up soundtrack of mostly hip-hop instrumentals (brass + drums = love). Took me a while to figure out that this magic was the result of the Nujabes & Fat Jon ( & Forces of Nature, on some tracks). Once i did, though, i had to share it - the burned copies of the OST(s) were my first gifts to Senshik. Anyway, wiki sells it better: Jun Seba (せば じゅん, Seba Jun?) is a Japanese hip-hop producer and DJ who records under the name Nujabes. The alias is an anagram of his first and last name spelled backwards and combined. Alongside making music, Nujabes is also owner of the Shibuya record stores, T Records and Guinness Records and founder of the independent label Hyde-Out Productions. Nujabes's genre-blending music style is known for a distinct cool jazz and soul influence. He most typically uses samples from artists such as Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, and Yusef Lateef and adds live instrumentation, such as flutes, acoustic guitar, piano, and saxophone to create warm, mellow tracks. Despite his role as DJ, Nujabes rarely plays live and does not make many media appearances, which adds to his enigmatic charisma. This trait extends into his album covers, all of which express a particular distinct, abstract imagery. Nujabes has released two albums in Japan, Metaphorical Music in 2003 and Modal Soul in 2005. Specifically, Metaphorical Music sold over 20,000 copies by 2004, an unheard-of amount for an independent release. but yeah, dude's eclectic - here's some choice tracks to check out: Aruarian Dance Mystline (this has gotta be about one of the most serene songs ive ever heard) Flowers Reflection Eternal Kumomi Beat laments the world more to come. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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